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Dynamic Terrain & Weather Modeling

Physics-based interactions between humans, soil properties, weather effects, and the dynamics of these environmental conditions.

Advanced Weather for M&S

Environment Representation Data and Effects (ERDE) is a multi-service, multi-domain program supporting the enhancement of weather in Modeling and Simulation. ERDE maintains the Environment Representation Testbed (ERTB) to conduct experiments and support the transition.

The key underlying component of the ERTB is the Environment Data Cube Support System (EDCSS) which uses authoritative data sources to provide tailored, correlated weather scenario products.

Weather Capabilities

  • Environment Representation Data & Effects (ERDE)

    • Realistic weather tailored to your scenario

    • Inject weather via data files or run-time updates

    • Active transition support

  • Research Testbed​​

  • Runtime Weather Updates

    • ​JSAF, VBS2, OneSAF 8.0+, NGTS

  • Cross Service Integration

    • Navy (FST), Air Force (WS-LVC, CAF DMO), and Army (OneSAF)

    • International (Canada, UK, Australia, through

Dynamic Terrain

  • High-resolution terrain changes; complex, interactive terrain skin changes.

  • Distribution of terrain changes and soil attribution.

  • Soil Properties and Layers (i.e. bulk density, porosity, degree of saturation.

  • Weather effects on soil include blowing dust, changes to erosion, water content in the soil, changes to traction, rain and snow accumulation.

  • Create visual models on the fly (i.e. scorched earth, IEDs with ant trail, fencing, destroyed buildings).

  • For more information, download the Information Sheet at the bottom of the page

Product/Services Available

  • Develop a plug-in to integrate with simulation to include game engines.

  • Licensed Mundus Software Development Kit (SDK) to integrate with plug-ins.

  • Development of additional dynamic terrain and weather effects to meet customer needs.