Networked and Distributed Simulation - DSM-NDS

Technology School
5 days - residential

About this course

This short course is a module from the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Technology School, Defence Academy.

This course introduces you to the main ways in which defence simulation systems make use of networking technology.  The structure comprises of a mixture of classroom instruction and hands-on practical work and examples utilising the applications, LANs and WANs available in the Defence Academy Simulation and Synthetic Environment Laboratory (SSEL).

It also introduces you to the interoperability issues and processes surrounding your employment in building defence synthetic environments.

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course, you will understand:
  • basic operation of LANs and WANs and the hardware involved, sufficient for simulation interoperability purposes
  • network protocols and standards (e.g. Ethernet, TCP/IP)
  • simulation network architectures
  • simulation network protocols – especially DIS and HLA
  • the principles, terminology and challenges of Simulation Interoperability
  • workflow and processes for designing and building distributed and federated solutions (e.g. DSEEP)
  • issues in the configuration of distributed and federated simulation applications

How will this course help my career?

This course is a module as part of the Defence Simulation and Modelling MSc. This course in unique in defence, providing expertise in a vital and fast changing area of technology.

Before you attend

If you are seeking a Ministry of Defence (MOD) funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
This defence oriented course is primarily aimed at you if you are employed in building defence synthetic environments.

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Formal assessment by coursework.

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