What is LVC, and why should I use it?
Simply put, LVC is an enabler that enhances capability by joining the real and simulated worlds
Read on to understand more about what LVC is
and what it could do for your business

LIVE

Real live assets can be brought into a virtual world from anywhere in the real world, and therefore become entities in the virtual world. This virtualisation of real world assets allows them to interact with other systems and entities that exist in the virtual world. Examples of this can be aircraft flying, ground vehicles moving, or people. Real sensor data can also be streamed into the virtual world. Also by adding real equipment into the loop, the effect of this real equipment on virtual entities and systems can be better understood.

 

VIRTUAL

Virtual entities and systems can be conceptual or exact simulated replicas of real world systems. They can be fully interactive or only allow selective functionality. Once they have been created in the virtual world, they can be interacted with by other entities and systems within the virtual world. Additionally, human in the loop control can be used to control these virtual entities e.g. a flight simulator.

 

CONSTRUCTIVE

A constructive simulation involves simulated entities that can control other simulated systems. These entities and systems exist purely in the virtual world, but may be representative of a future intended system, or be purely experimental concepts. The outcomes of behaviour for these entities and systems is derived by their interaction with other LVC entities that exist, and not human controlled inputs. Examples of this can be Artificial Intelligence (AI) or autonomy behaviour.

 
At CASSIMA, we believe that LVC must be:
 
  • Driven by your need
  • Cost effective
  • Sufficient for the task:
    • Sufficiently accurate
    • Sufficiently ‘seamless’
    • Sufficiently expansive
  • Flexible
We can help you achieve the right LVC solution.
Example uses:

Concept Analysis

The use of LVC modelling and simulation for early stage R&D can provide rapid acceleration of a concept through to a product. Taking very low TRL concepts into a virtual world and simulation multiple possible outcomes can inform future project direction as well as creating base-level data and knowledge. Once a concept moves up the TRL scale, and practical experimentation is required, the Live component or blending hardware in the loop can be used as a significant tool in the Test & Evaluation process.

R&D

T&E

Concepts

Human in the Loop

Equipment in the Loop

Trials

The use of LVC modelling and simulation for early stage R&D can provide rapid acceleration of a concept through to a product. Taking very low TRL concepts into a virtual world and simulation multiple possible outcomes can inform future project direction as well as creating base level data and knowledge. 

Live trials and experimentation is expensive. It is therefore vital to get maximum benefit from any live trails. Once there is a need for live trials, the use of LVC technology to first plan and de-risk any trials can significantly increase the return on investment for the trial and maximise the data collected.

 

Once the trial has been planned, the live trial can be monitored in the same LVC environment. This allows any deviations or unexpected behaviour to be noted in real time, and potentially corrected before a live trial has been wasted, or the behaviour can be noted and the experiment adjusted to take account.

 

Trials De-Risking

Exercise Planning

Live Monitoring

Operational Tools

Using an LVC environment for R&D and trials planning provides great insight and value during the development process, but the same technology concept can be used as an operational tool.

 

Examples include:

Mission Planning

Operational Analysis

After Action Review 

Training

Blending LVC assets together to enhance training provides significant benefits. The ability to enhance virtual training with live assets increases the benefit of the training whilst minimizing the use of the live assets. This reduction in use of live assets can significantly reduces costs. The flexibility of LVC training allows very complex scenarios to be understood. This often allows the trainees to experience training that would be almost impossible to undertake through just live training alone, better preparing them for their real-world roles.

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