Instrumentation – The ability to produce a truly immersive and representative live/synthetic training environment relies on the ability to instrument real assets, be they people, vehicles or aircraft, to enable them to appear in both the real and synthetic environment simultaneously. The Minerva system achieves this by using a range of satellite and GSM tracking devices that feed entity state data for each asset directly into the simulated environment. Tracking devices can be set to send updates as often as once a second and provide a near real time representation of the real asset in the synthetic environment. In addition the Minerva system is fully compatible with any other instrumentation capability that is capable of providing a HLA/DIS entity data feed.
The other 3 key elements are: