The New Building Blocks of Today’s Training and Sim

How configurability and mobility are advancing distributed learning

Training and simulation markets are shifting perspective, re-imagining existing high-end simulation solutions as more portable and flexible. Whether training personnel to steer a ship or maneuver a military ground vehicle, these compact systems for LVC training tools offer safe, real-world experience via stair-stepped protocols that build on each level of skill.

Today this means augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) featured in LVC training applications, accessed by users via compact, configurable, portable classroom training systems. In these more compact systems, applications are driven with data from a single source rather than multiple locations. This distributed training environment allows system operators to connect several simulation devices to a single, centralized database without slowing performance, even while scaling to accommodate the varying requirements of numerous users. Further, training instructors are empowered to make application changes and improvements in real time via access to the same centralized infrastructure.

This approach must drive OEMs to embrace a building block strategy, assessing elements such as storage, compute processing, image rendering, display, and network architectures against real-world needs for secure mobility and delivery of content. The distributed network training infrastructure is then constructed in layers that encompass network execution modeling, decisions, and higher-level collaboration. For example, OEMs may opt to define one system as the rendering farm used universally by any client on the network. At the same time, another holds the software architecture that allows access to specific data used client-by-client. By enabling image rendering to operate closer to the display, data transmission costs are reduced, and technology remains more adaptable to the training applications' continued performance evolution.

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