VT MÄK (MÄK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that the US Air Force has selected MÄK interoperability products for use on the Air Force Modeling and Simulation Training Toolkit (AFMSTT) program. The MÄK tools include the new MÄK WebLVC Server, VR-Exchange, and MÄK Data Logger.
Based on the Air Force’s Air Warfare Simulation (AWSIM) model, the AFMSTT system enables training of senior commanders and staff for joint air warfare and operations. MÄK’s tools will be used to help migrate the AFMSTT system to a service-oriented architecture based on High Level Architecture (HLA) interoperability and web technologies.
The VR-Exchange interoperability portal will be used to bridge between the AFMSTT suite, and external federations such as the JLCCTC MRF (Joint Land Component Constructive Training Capability – Multi-resolution Federation), and the JLVC (Joint Live Virtual and Constructive) federation. VR-Exchange can perform many-to-many translations among various Run Time Infrastructure (RTI) implementations, HLA Object models, and interoperability architectures – and can be extended through the development of custom “Brokers” to support additional protocols. It has been used on numerous programs to achieve Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) integration and Simulation-to-Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) interoperability. Under the AFMSTT program, MÄK is adding support for the JLCCTC MRF Federation Object Model (FOM) and support for time management across HLA federations.
AFMSTT will be using the MÄK Data Logger for recording and replay of AFMSTT federations.
Len Granowetter, Vice President of Engineering, VT MÄK commented “We are proud to have the AFMSTT program as ‘launch customers’ for our new WebLVC Server product. Many M&S programs are starting to see the benefits of new web technologies such as WebSockets and WebGL in developing thin clients that are powerful, yet lightweight and accessible anywhere. MÄK has been working hard to leverage these technologies in a way that is consistent with the needs of the M&S community.”