Distributed Interactive Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Effects

Period of Performance: 06/26/1997 - 03/25/1999


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Micro Analysis and Design, Inc.
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301
Principal Investigator


Environments created from a nulear event can have a great impact upon the operations of military forces. It is imperative that nuclear effects are portrayed in an environment such as Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) so that changes can be made during the weapon system design process to mitigate nuclear effects. These effects can be extended to other applications to help and disaster planning, rehearsal, and education. This proposal addresses these concerns, specifically in the area of direct blast effects. We propose to incorporate direct blast effects from both nuclear and conventional weapons on human performance and equipment damage into DIS through Protocol Data Units (PDUs).Our proposal leverages off preious and existing work being conducted and extends the ability to portray the effects of nuclear environments through DIS PDUs. The Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) team is made up of MA&D and Kaman Sciences corporation (KSC) two of the leading organizations studying the effects of nuclear environments. MA&D brings expertise of direct effects from nuclear environments and soldier/crew modeling. KSC ha expertise in developing the environmental DIS PDUs that portray the nuclear environments on the DIS battlefield and also the effects of nuclear environments on equipment, structures, and terrain.