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Issue No. 05 - September-October (1997 vol. 17)
ISSN: 0272-1716
pp: 30-39
Air Force leaders, recognizing the need for improved training, implemented the Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB. At the heart of this training is the Red Flag Measurement and Debriefing System (RFMDS) and its capability to accurately reconstruct the elements of an intense mock air battle fought over the deserts of Nevada. This research utilizes the emerging technology of distributed interactive simulation (DIS) to translate and communicate the dynamic flight activities of Red Flag participants onto a nationwide simulation network. For the first time, the operational world of the premier Air Force training facility is merged with the synthetic world of man-in-the-loop simulation demonstrating that integrating live participants with simulated entities is possible. A portable prototype system called the Remote Debriefing Tool (RDT) facilitates the merger of the real and virtual environments. RDT's analysis tools and graphical user interface provide the capability to either monitor live Red Flag missions or perform post-reconstruction of airborne activities at any site with compatible communications equipment and software, producing more effective and comprehensive training.

M. T. Gardner and P. Amburn, "Simulation-Based Remote Debriefing for Red Flag Missions," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 17, no. , pp. 30-39, 1997.
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