Development of a Virtual Test Bed for Space Operations using HLA, XML, and Software Agents

J. Sepulveda, L. Rabelo, J. Park, and M. Marin (USA)


Simulation, High-Level Architecture (HLA), software agents, eXtensible Modeling Language (XML), space operations, software engineering


The Virtual Test Bed (VTB) is a distributed environment for spaceport simulation modeling. This distributed environment is the result of the applications of the High Level Architecture (HLA) and integration frameworks based on software agents and the eXtensible Modeling Language (XML). A distributed environment is needed due to the nature of the different models. This paper provides details of (1) the implementation of a parallel/distributed discrete-event simulation, and (2) the integration of real-time weather to this simulation infrastructure using agents.

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