The aim of this module is to allow students who have completed the pre-requisite Networked and Distributed Simulation course to work as a group to design, setup and operate a basic battlespace Synthetic Environment (SE) exercise employing LAN and WAN distributed simulation technology.
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At a glance
- 23 Mar - 03 Apr 2020
- 12 - 23 Apr 2021
- Duration10 Days
- LocationCranfield University at Shrivenham
Accredited Short Course fee - £1,450
Standalone Short Course fee - £3,500Concessions available
What you will learn
On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:
- work as a member of a group,
- apply the principles of modelling and simulation and the technologies and processes of NDS in the context of a specific project,
- design, setup and conduct a basic battlespace exercise using a DIS/HLA based Synthetic Environment,
- collect and extract relevant data from a distributed simulation activity in order to provide a basis for post-exercise analysis,
- communicate and discuss the results of their experimentation orally and in writing.
A collective group project to:
- Design, build, test and operate a basic distributed battlespace exercise composed of a heterogeneous mix of simulation systems, in order to conduct a series of experimental runs to generate and collect data relevant to a given study problem.
- Conduct post-exercise analysis and review of the data collected in the experiments, describing the results obtained and delivering a critical technical appraisal of the project and lessons learned.
Note that the Networked and Distributed Simulation Exercise typically requires physical attendance at Shrivenham for two weeks.
Upgrade to a professional qualification
When taken as an Accredited Short Course, 10 credit points can be put towards the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc.
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Who should attend
Students must have successfully completed either Networked and Distributed Simulation or Simulation Employment Training in order to take this as an Accredited Short Course. There are no prerequisites if taken as a Standalone Short Course.
Location and travel
Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) is a Cranfield School based at the Ministry of Defence establishment on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire borders.
Shrivenham itself lies in the picturesque Vale of the White Horse, close to the M4 motorway which links London and South Wales. It is 7 miles from Swindon, the nearest town, which lies off the M4 at the hub of Britain’s motorway network.
Bath, Cheltenham, Bristol and Oxford are all within an hour’s drive and London less than two hours away by car.
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