Advancing the Behavior Modeling and Visualization of Entities in the Ground Vehicle Simulation Laboratory
Carruth, D. W., McGinley, J., Mikulski, C., & Shvartsman, A. (2010). Advancing the Behavior Modeling and Visualization of Entities in the Ground Vehicle Simulation Laboratory. Proceedings of 2010 NDIA Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium. Dearborn, MI.
The US Army Tank and Automotive Research, Design, and Engineering Center’s (TARDEC) Ground Vehicle Simulation Lab (GVSL) has provided warfighter- and hardware-in-the-loop simulation of current and future vehicle systems for several years. There remain gaps in GVSL capability regarding the visualization and behavior modeling of human entities. Filling these gaps is necessary to create an immersive and realistic urban environment for warfighter-in-the-loop patrol or convoy simulation. The current gaps in behavior modeling and visualization capabilities are being addressed through a partnership with Mississippi State University’s Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS). The five-year project, part of the Simulation-based Reliability and Safety (SimBRS) program, is leveraging CAVS capabilities to generate a wide range of animations in the GVSL environment from human motion capture data and to develop extended and new vehicle and pedestrian behavior models. This long-term effort will significantly impact the breadth and realism of simulations possible using the TARDEC GVSL.