Litton uses STAGE simulator to research C3I

Engineers at Litton Data Systems in Ocean Springs, Miss., needed a simulator for their research on operator systems interface (OSI) for command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) systems - one that needed to enable a C3I system operator to view an entire database at one time. They chose the Scenario Toolkit and Generation Environment (STAGE) simulation from Virtual Prototypes of Montreal.

Engineers at Litton Data Systems in Ocean Springs, Miss., needed a simulator for their research on operator systems interface (OSI) for command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) systems - one that needed to enable a C3I system operator to view an entire database at one time. They chose the Scenario Toolkit and Generation Environment (STAGE) simulation from Virtual Prototypes of Montreal.

The challenge was creating scenarios capable of stressing how well candidate operating systems interfaces can search a dense visual database quickly and accurately, says Ari Danesh, principal inspector with Litton Data Systems. STAGE provided a composable framework for scenario design from a few entities to as many as several thousand, Danesh says.

STAGE helped Litton designers decrease the time necessary to move from system concept to operational system by six months, he says. The simulation`s rapid scenario development functions also resulted in significant time savings during test creation. This permitted more time for Litton scientists to concentrate on their design problems instead of on designing tools to assist in analyzing the problem, Danesh says. - J.M.

For more information on STAGE, contact Virtual Prototypes by phone at 800-361-6424, by fax at 514-341-8018, or on the World Wide Web at http://www. virtualprototypes.ca.

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