2 Outlines Why a COE NATO MS COE Key points Facilities Way ahead VisionFacilitiesCapabilities & StandardsCurrent activities & projectsFuture
3 WHY A COE? A COE is generally a result of an identified shortfall in NATO’s capabilities.MCM “MC Concept for COEs”Def.: … A COE is a nationally or multi-nationally sponsored entity, which offers recognized expertise and experience to the benefit of the Alliance, especially in support of transformation.A COE provides opportunities to enhance education and training, to improve interoperability and capabilities, to assist in doctrine development and/or to test and validate concepts through experimentation.A COE is not part of the NATO Command Structure (NCS), but forms part of the wider framework supporting NCA.
4 WHY A COE? Main benefits for NATO and Nations Risk reduction in development and implementation;Shared development of simulations and concepts including verification and validation interoperability;Marketing in terms of contribution to NATO by sharing the load with other Nations;One single location with SMEs in place working together;Experimentation worked in the same place;Cut of investment costs.
6 NATO M&S COEOctober 2009The Italian CHOD expresses the intention to candidate the National M&S COE as a NATO M&S COE and offers it to all NATO Nations and Partners.April 2012The Military Commitee accredites the Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence as a NATO COEJuly 2012The North Atlantic Council activates the Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence as an International Military Organization.a brief update ….It is the 17th NATO accredited COE
7 M&S COE membership Sponsoring Nations: Italy Czech Republic USA (Joining)Nations which showed interest to join the initiative:LithuaniaSwitzerlandSloveniaHungary
8 Operational and Functional MOU The mission of the NATO M&S COE is to support NATO and its Nations as well as participating Partner Nations by providing subject matter expertise on all aspects of the M&S activitiesMissionE&TKnowledge Management, Lessons Learned & AnalysisSupport to CD&EDoctrine development, Standards and InteroperabilityCore AreasWithin its capacity, the NATO M&S COE will also support the SNs and Partners when requested, in their M&S-related efforts to improve military effectiveness and interoperability with NATO assets, forces and capabilitiesThe NATO M&S COE will ensure the first priority of work for provision of services and products requested by on behalf of NATO.Operational and Functional MOUkey points
10 M&S COE Way AheadIncrease participation in any trial/exercise in order to:Provide with M&S technical support;Increase interoperability between systems;Intercept warfighter operational needs and help in defining operational requirements.Privilege any RFS in the field of CD&E;Investigate and evaluate the potential of M&S in the field of education in Strategic Decision Making and Negotiation, Mediation and Decision Making Exercise (NMDX);Adjust the training objective in order to provide mainly formation of SME (NATO and SN) “earmarked” for future direct collaboration with NATO Centres and with M&S COI.
11 M&S COE & Community Of Interest Main Events sharing and management (e.g. CAX Forum with JWC/ Academia);Exchange of SME with NATO and National M&S entities (e.g. Courses and CAX support with JWC/ Academia);Enable a multilevel M&S network in order to federate all national M&S Centres;Liaison with Companies in the spirit of DNBL initiative.
12 M&S COE - main activities in 2013 Support to Alternative Analysis Pilot Course (ROME 28/1- 8/2)ITEC 2013 (ROME May)Cooperation with NATO and industry Booths;Distributed Simulation Demo with the involvement of M&S COE Lab and IT Defence Industry Lab (DNBL initiative principles).Presentation of 2 papers;CWIX 2013Support NATO analysis on trials events;Direct Support of tests between SIACCON2 and GCCS-J;CAX Forum (ROME Sep)
13 NATO M&S COEVISIONTo become a NATO reference to Warfighters in the field of development ofConcepts,Weapon Systems andProcedures.
14 HIC SUNT LEONES Facilities Capabilities & Standards Current activities & projectsFuture
17 Main Capabilities Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) Scenario Animator and Generator (SGA)System Architecture Project and DefinitionTrial Monitoring(TM)Processes and Functional Chains ManagementInterface Management Tool(IMT)Multi Data Link Processor(M-DLP)Data Recording and Analysis Management System(DRAMS)Joint Theater Level Simulation(JTLS)Network Modelling & Simulation(OPNET Modeler)3D ModellingLaser Scanner
18 Control Room Architecture Design DRAMS(Data Recording and Analysis Management System)IMT / MDLP(Interface Management Tool)SGA(Scenario Generator& Animator)3D VisualizationTM(Trial Monitoring)DRAMS: Simulation packets Recording & off-line AnalysisSGA: Scenario creation, management and animation3D: Environment and Objects 3D VisualizationTM: Simulated Entities position and movement displayIMT: Technical Messages databaseMDLP: TDL 11 & 16 RX/TX via WAN
19 Supported Standards Scenario Tactical Data Link DIS (IEEE 1278.1A) SIMPLE (Stanag 5602)HLA (MAK RTI 1.3)JREAPHLA (IEEE 1516, RPR-FOM v2.0)Time SynchronizationDatabase replicationNTPMIP-DEM block 2 and block 3VoiceFormatted data and servicesDIS (ASTi components)Adapt3HLA (ASTi components)OTHGoldVoIPSOADDS
20 Main current activities & projects EDUCATION &TRAININGANALYSIS &LESSONS LEARNED (A&LL)CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT &EXPERIMENTATIONDOCTRINE DEVELOPMENT,STANDARDS & INTEROPERABILITYSupport to ACT in NTF experimentCAX Operator Certification CourseSupport to Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXerciseCAX ForumInteroperability Trials between ITA army C2 and GCCS-J . To be continued also inside CWIX 2013Contribution to the ACT CD&E yearly cycleM&S Basic and advanced CourseCOE and Industry Battle Labs FederationParticipation to LL conferenceCAX Operators to NRF ExercisesITEC/ITSEC participationCoordination with ACT / JALLCParticipation to NMSG activitySimulation support to Crisis management exercise conducted by the NDC (NDMX)Build up of the Community of interestCooperation with JCBRN COEAlternative Analysis Pilot CourseWHITE = JTLS related
21 April 2011 June 2012 May 2013 Main current activities & projects NATO CAX Operator Certification CourseApril 2011June 2012May 2013
22 Main current activities & projects Support to Steadfast series ExercisesDec (Steadfast Juno)May (Steadfast Joist)Nov (Steadfast Juncture)May (Steadfast Joist)Nov (Steadfast Juncture)Mar 2013 (Naples Vision)Nov 2013 (Steadfast Jazz)2014 = 4 Major Ex
23 Main current activities & projects NATO CAX ForumAIMExchange of information and "best practices" among the staffs of NATO and national simulation/exercise centres.FOCUStechnical issues and operating procedures related to simulation-based exercises and training support.
24 Main current activities & projects NATO CAX ForumNATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of ExcellencePiazza Villoresi, 1 – Rome (Italy)7th NATO CAX ForumRome,September 24 – 27, 2012NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of ExcellencePiazza Villoresi, 1 – Rome (Italy)
25 Main current activities & projects NATO CAX Forum8th NATO CAX ForumRome,September 23-26, 2013AIM: Exchange of information and "best practices" among the staffs of NATO and national simulation/exercise centres.FOCUS: technical issues and operating procedures related to simulation-based exercises and training support.NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of ExcellencePiazza Villoresi, 1 – Rome (Italy)
26 Main current activities & projects NATO M&S Basic CourseAIM: basic education in the field of M&S;& fundamental tools to plan, organize and execute M&S exercises oriented to NATO &PfP military purposes.TARGET: audience supposed to beinvolved in planning and executing M&S exercises and which needs to get the fundamental knowledge to organize NATO military M&S applications
27 Main current activities & projects NATO M&S Basic CourseProgramIntroduction to Modelling & SimulationModel and Model HierarchyModelling & Simulation in Defence, LVCSkill Trainer – Cdr & HQ Training – ExperimentationSimulation Verification & Validation – The Modelling CycleHuman Factors – Human Modelling in SimulationDeterministic Models / Probabilistic or Stochastic ModelsDiscrete and Continuous SimulationIntroduction to probabilityActivity Cycle diagramComputer Generated Forces, Synthetic EnvironmentWargaming/Seminar WargameSimulation Based AcquisitionExercisesM&S Basic CourseRome, October 20123 days course
28 Main current activities & projects NATO M&S Basic CourseDevelop a Model for JTLSDesign of M&S Experiments with JTLSObserve Random Parameters and Change Random Values in JTLS by using DDS
29 Main current activities & projects DTE SEESIM 12 NATO Training Federation Integration test
30 Future JTLS integration with other models and simulation systems Eye on development efforts and plan to use JCATS and JTLS together, possibly within NTFKeep on with JTLS upgrades to future versionAttending to MSG task group meetings.
31 QUESTIONS? COL Stefano NICOLO’ Director Duty PhoneLTC Stefano GIACOMOZZIDistributed Simulation BranchScenario Mgmt & DoctrineImpl. Section ChiefDuty Phone