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Flying the Unfriendly Skies: Overcoming Obstacles in Legacy Simulations to Improve Training

08 September 2021
Emerging Solutions: Propelling Today's Advances into the Digital Twin Age

Modern training demands push legacy simulation systems to their breaking points. Currently, no single game or simulation engine provides a robust, flexible, and secure platform on which to integrate modern training requirements, such as Learning Management Systems, biometrics, data analytics, and synthetic prototypes. This presentation proposes a new approach, incorporating instructional systems design and data analysis, allowing a student’s successes and failures to affect their options later in the learning flow. This presentation focuses on the technical challenges of creating an immersive, realistic training world that allows open-ended interaction from a variety of data analytics, biometric and learning science tools, to include security, privacy, fidelity, extensibility, and high-value student performance tracking.

Michael Merritt, Deputy Technical Director - Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
John Williamson, AR/VR Designer - SAIC