Creating Computer Simulation Systems: An Introduction to the High Level Architecture

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2000 - Computers - 212 pages
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  • Master HLA: The worldwide standard for simulation and modeling components
  • Detailed coverage for decision-makers and technical professionals.
  • Extended tutorial example: apply HLA to a real-world problem

The comprehensive guide to HLA, the worldwide standard for simulation components!

If you want to succeed in the new worldwide market for plug-in simulation components, Creating Computer Simulation Systems will show you how. This is the only comprehensive guide to the High Level Architecture (HLA), the new global standard for creating component-based computer models and simulations. HLA was recently adopted by the field's #1 customer, the United States Department of Defense-but it will be equally exciting for commercial applications, even including gaming.

In this book, recognized leaders of the HLA community present detailed coverage for decision-makers, software engineers, architects, and project managers alike. Coverage includes:

  • A high-level overview of HLA's technical and business rationale
  • HLA architecture and components, including the Runtime Infrastructure (RTI) and Federation Object Model (FOM)
  • An extended tutorial that shows HLA at work solving a significant real-world simulation problem
  • Advanced technical topics related to HLA implementation
  • Extensive programming examples throughout the book and on website

The accompanying website contains a complete implementation of the HLA Runtime Infrastructure for Windows compatible and other computers, as well as "Test Federate" software you can use to invoke HLA services without coding.

Whether you're a manager, developer, or integrator, HLA will drive the next revolution in simulation-and this book can help you play a leading role.

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About the author (2000)

DR. FREDERICK KUHL is a Senior Principal Engineer with the MITRE Corporation who currently leads the international HLA standardization effort.

DR. JUDITH DAHMANN has been Chief Scientist for the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office of the United States Department of Defense since 1995.

DR. RICHARD WEATHERLY is the Chief Engineer of the MITRE Corporation's Information Systems and Technology Division, where he leads the HLA infrastructure development and verification team.

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