A Web-based Environment for building Distributed Simulations.
2002 (English)In: Proceedings of the European Simulation Interoperability Workshop, London, Great Britain,June 2002, 2002Conference paper (Other academic)
Internet communication in general and the World Wide Web specifically have beenrevolutionizing the computer industry. It has affected the way computer systems have beendesigned, developed and executed. Web-based simulation is a relatively new topic within thefield of modelling and simulation (M&S), which represents a connection between the webtechnologyand M&S. Although the discipline is young it has the potential to fundamentallychange the simulation modelling methodology.An ongoing project within the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) is investigating thepotentials of web-based simulation by studying the possibilities, requirements and feasibility ofdeveloping methodologies for building web-based distributed simulations, e.g. HLA17federations. In order to achieve the above goal an environment has been designed and partiallydeveloped for collaboratively building distributed simulations, using a standard web-browser onthe client side. One key requirement for the environment has been the ability to buildcomponent-based simulations with a hierarchical structure.In this paper we will present our initial results and findings when developing our environment,present different techniques and some of our implementations, based on HLA standard andcontinue with a discussion on how to construct federations in a hierarchical fashion. We willdiscuss how HLA federations can be integrated with the web technology, without burdening theclient with heavy calculations, often associated with execution of simulations. We will alsodiscuss the component-based development approach as a quick and cost effective method forbuilding software systems and how it could be used with web-based simulations.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27774OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-27774DiVA: diva2:380931
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