WebSAF provides a modern, intuitive user interface to visualize and control simulation content, delivered through a web browser. WebSAF supports local and remote connections to simulation, using an extremely efficient protocol. WebSAF leverages web standards to ensure ultimate cross platform compatibility, and requires no third party plugins to function to simplify information assurance.
WebSAF is ready-built for cloud based simulation, and requires zero software installation on clients. Deployment and upgrades for all clients are performed at a single location, rather than update labs full of machines. Clients connect and are ready to participate in an exercise in seconds.
WebSAF provides a modern map service for geospatial visualization and manipulation. Modern map controls provide intuitive map panning and zooming functions. WebSAF supports visualization and creation of typical control measures or tactical graphics. WebSAF discovers and displays the task organization, and supports filtering that view to actors assigned to be controlled to a WebSAF client. WebSAF users can view actor status, supplies, and health.
Mission command messages that refer to actors controlled by a WebSAF client are streamed and displayed live in the WebSAF interface. WebSAF supports visualizing weapon fires and detonates, as well as dynamic changes made to the terrain. WebSAF supports displaying building interiors and actors within buildings, in an intuitive three dimensional display.
WebSAF is set apart from other web clients by its ability to control actors. WebSAF provides an intuitive behavior timeline, to support sequencing of behaviors, including providing triggers to allow users to intelligently activate behaviors based on exercise situations. WebSAF further provides the ability to control actors directly on the map using an intuitive Quick Orders capability.
Sarariman is StackFrame’s enterprise management system. Sarariman aides in project management basics, including tracking billed and unbilled hours and producing invoices. Features include integration with SMS and XMPP/Jabber to facilitate collaboration.
Sarariman is free/open source software, licensed under version 2 of the GPL.
TorqueWrench is a tool for static analysis of Java™ bytecode.
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StackFrame supports multiple contracts for the development and enhancement of the Simulation Object Runtime Database (SORD) Gateway. The SORD Gateway provides access to internal OneSAF data and supports interoperability between the OneSAF simulation and external applications by using XML over HTTP to provide a RESTful interface.
The SORD Gateway supports distributed simulation within OneSAF and provides battlespace and simulation control objects and events to OneSAF clients. Clients are able to publish, retrieve, and update simulation objects and register for database event notifications.
While OneSAF does support DIS and HLA, this involves a translation of the OneSAF data representation to the DIS/HLA data model. The SORD Gateway provides a more direct pathway to the runtime data model which often has more experimental objects and interactions not represented in the DIS/HLA adapter or the C2 adapter. In this way, external applications, such as AARs, and 2D and 3D viewers, have access to more detailed simulation and exercise data, providing even more robust capabilities to the training audience.
- SORD Gateway Updates (a presentation given to the 2010 OneSAF Users Conference)
- Enhancing Simulations with Improved SORD Gateway Capabilities (Proceedings of the Spring 2010 Simulation Interoperability Workshop )
- Game-Based Command and Control for OneSAF Using the SORD Gateway (Proceedings of the Fall 2008 Simulation Interoperability Workshop)
Ortelium is a tool for generating military map symbols. It is a web application built in Java which can be used to add 2525B symbols to other systems.
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Ortelium is licensed under version 2 of the General Public License and the source code can be found on github at https://github.com/StackFrame/Ortelium. This means that Ortelium is completely free for non-commercial use and commercial use as long as you redistribute modifications. For all other uses, contact email@example.com for a license.
StackFrame has created novel capabilities under the Phase II DARPA-sponsored ‘Simulation Center in a Box’ Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. StackFrame has selected amazing hardware for the MobileSimCenter.
StackFrame developed several innovative tools to satisfy the Simulation Center in a Box requirements:
- NetOpsManager – a capability to rapidly install simulation software on previously unconfigured machines
- WebSAF – the modern, browser-based user interface to visualize and control actors in constructive simulation
- WebAAR – the modern, browser-based After Action Review system to facilitate capturing training insights from a scenario
Additionally, StackFrame made several performance improvements to OneSAF to improve execution on multi-core CPUs. These changes have already been provided back and incorporated into the OneSAF baseline.
StackFrame has successfully completed Phase I of the DARPA-sponsored ‘Simulation Center in a Box’ Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program. And as a result, StackFrame has been awarded Phase II of the SBIR, which will begin in early Spring 2010.
StackFrame’s distinctive qualifications have allowed for the development of a portable, compact, and easily deployable simulation networking solution that efficaciously address the objectives of the SimBox SBIR.
During Phase I, StackFrame demonstrated its preliminary software implementation in support of SimBox. The demonstration included node discovery, node configuration, node deployment, and node configuration management from a centralized workstation across a wireless network. Thus vastly reducing the manpower requirements and effort normally associated with these tasks.
A second capability was demonstrated that supports the installation, configuration, and execution of a simulation exercise from a central workstation. The US Army’s OneSAF simulation was utilized in support of the demonstration and thereby providing up to a Maneuver Battalion level training exercise.
And finally, a third capability was introduced to reduce the set-up time for military exercises. A prototype of a Battle Command System-to-Simulation mapping tool was developed during Phase I. The objective of this mapping tool is to automate the mapping process between real, live military training units with the simulated units. Currently a manual and time consuming process, the mapping tool will expedite this necessary, but arduous task that provides Battle Command System communications between the live and simulated organizations.
StackFrame’s expertise in IT and simulation technology have led to the award of Phase II of this SBIR. StackFrame will develop and commercialize the prototypes demonstrated in Phase I and transform the concept of SimBox into the MobileSimCenter© during Phase II.