LVC-IA

LVC-IA provides the foundational structure to connect live, virtual, constructive systems into a training environment to enable work to be carried on simultaneously in the same electronic space. It defines how information is exchanged among domains and systems, and it addresses standards, protocols and required interfaces support the interoperability and integration of common components. LVC-IA enables all the systems to operate together, allowing the users to make critical decisions without delay.

The United States Army has benefitted from the use of this technology which has the capability to deliver the same benefits and efficiencies to other first responders and to other industries.

The Live Virtual Constructive Integrated Architecture (LVC-IA) is a system of systems constructed to enable persistent, home station training for Brigade Combat Teams. By enabling persistent home station training in all three training environments (e.g. Live, Virtual/Gaming and Constructive), LVC-IA maximizes the efficacy of training in various home station postings. Live, Virtual/Gaming and Constructive systems have been integrated into federations for many years and many software components exist to fulfill architectural requirements of LVC-IA. The LVC-IA program leverages the work that industry has accomplished by re-using many government off-the-shelf (GOTS) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) components thereby reducing risk and cost. LVC-IA is being built by Cole Engineering for PEO STRI for use in the Army Mission Training Complexes (MTC).

LVC-IA provides the interoperability and components to retrieve, collect and exchange data in real time, enabling a realistic representation of a common operational picture (COP) across the full spectrum of conflict. The goal of the LVC-IA is to enable a LVC Integrated Training Environment (ITE) that approximates the operating environment and thus provides realistic training and mission rehearsal capabilities for units, leaders, and staff. It has successfully accomplished the objective of designing, developing, testing, managing, documenting, and delivering a persistent Live, Virtual/Gaming, Constructive Integrating Architecture allowing two-way, network-centric linkages between model, simulations and instrumentation, and Battle Command Systems (BCS) that support collective and battle staff training and mission rehearsals for a Brigade Combat Team (BCT).

Objective

Design, develop, test, manage, document, and deliver a persistent Live, Virtual/Gaming, Constructive Integrating Architecture allowing two-way network-centric linkages between model, simulations and instrumentation, and Battle Command Systems (BCS) that support collective and battle staff training and mission rehearsals for a Brigade Combat Team (BCT).

Major Technical Services

LVC-IA pre-deployment services:

  • Site survey (network, power and facility needs)
  • Hardware acquisition and configuration
  • Software installation and configuration

LVC-IA fielding services:

  • Packing and shipping
  • Site acceptance testing and interoperability verification with core systems
  • Comprehensive O&M training course developed by CESI under LVC-IA program is inclusive of all LVC-IA system functionality and interoperability with core systems.
  • Software and System maintenance and support
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