Trideum personnel have been at the technical forefront of Live Virtual and Constructive (LVC) interoperability technologies and processes for almost 20 years. In the early ‘90s, Trideum personnel enabled the Brilliant Anti-Tank (BAT) weapon system simulation to utilize the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) protocol to support the ground-breaking Joint Precision Strike Demonstration (JPSD) events. From this experience, Trideum personnel then focused their attention on the test community by applying High Level Architecture (HLA) interoperability solutions to support digital and constructive simulation asset interoperability. Trideum personnel then became an integral participant in developing and deploying the Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) and are recognized in the community as TENA Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Most recently, Trideum was part of the winning team to support the Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment (BLCSE). Trideum employs these interoperability solutions enabled customers to compose assets to better support the ever increasing complex weapon system test requirements.
Trideum has also been supporting multiple customers in developing solutions and integrating capabilities that enable LVC distributed test, training, and experimentation events for both service specific and joint applications . Many of the events that Trideum employees design, implement, test, and execute are multi-architectural in nature. As such, Trideum employees are uniquely qualified to handle the complexities of the multi-architectural events based on their many years supporting native and combined TENA, HLA, and DIS-based events. Their experience has proven to be a critical component in ensuring the success of these distributed events, many of which were designed to support the Warfighter by integrating systems never designed to be integrated. Based on this unique capability, Trideum employees utilize, develop and maintain software tools to provide interoperability between several of these architectures and support their use when required. Trideum personnel regularly employ the following skill sets:
- LVC Architecture Integration (TENA, HLA and DIS)
- Modeling and Simulation, and Command and Control (C2) Systems
- Exercise Planning, Development, Integration, Execution and Support
- Analysis, Testing, and Experimentation in Single Service, Joint, and Multinational Integrated LVC Environments
- System Interface Modeling
- Verification, Validation & Accreditation (VV&A)
Example Project Highlights
Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) Software Development Activity (SDA)
Trideum has been supporting the Central Test and Evaluation Investment Program (CTEIP) sponsored Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA) Software Development Activity (SDA) since the inception of the project.
Simulation Interoperability and Standards Organization (SISO) Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW)
Trideum personnel were instrumental in supporting the T&E PRP of the Simulation Interoperability and Standards Organization (SISO) Simulation Interoperability Workshop (SIW) and making sure the DIS Protocol Data Units (PDUs), HLA Federation Object Models (FOMs), and IEEE System Engineering processes met the requirements of the T&E community. As such, Trideum has successfully employed the IEEE 1516.3-2003 Federation Development and Execution Process (FEDEP) in support of many Joint distributed events when HLA-based resources are required for interoperability. Trideum capability extends to supporting the HLA 1.3, IEEE 1516, and other specifications. Trideum personnel have served in leadership positions on all major SISO committees.
SISO Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP)
As SISO started to include multi-architectural interoperability aspects into their System Engineering processes, efforts were started to develop a new IEEE standard (IEEE 1730) called the Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP). During the development of the DSEEP, Trideum personnel were requested to provide their expertise to help define the DSEEP multi-architectural overlays. Trideum was asked to leverage their experiences from their extensive history of integrating large scale Joint multi-architectural LVC events to support the development of the Systems Engineering and TENA overlays.
MSCO-sponsored LVC-Architectural Roadmap
Trideum Corporation was asked to support the MSCO-sponsored LVC-Architectural Roadmap based on their extensive success integrating large scale Joint events that bridge multiple architectures efficiently and reliably. Based on the successes of the LVC-AR, Trideum has continued this support in helping to define the LVC Implementation plan regarding multi-architectural interoperability and in helping develop the MSCO sponsored “Guide for Multi-Architecture Live-Virtual-Constructive Environment Engineering and Execution”.
Multi-Architecture LVC Support
Our expertise has continually placed us in lead roles for integrating and executing large scale distributed activities for customers including TRMC/JMETC, ASA (ALT), ATEC and TRADOC. Our experience uniquely qualifies us to provide multi-architecture LVC support to ensure our customers success.