SMOTAR advanced software suite provides a complete overview of the networked area and cooperative players in near real-time. It provides the capability to develop training exercises, monitor live battles, and record events for playback. SMOTAR maintains a dynamic position database through player-to-player communications. GPS provides real-time position data as instrumented players are dynamically tracked and recorded. Player icons are displayed in 3D with color-coded team assignments and user-editable call signs. Player position and status updates are received through the telemetry network with event reports, such as weapon fire and engagement results. SMOTAR creates a 3D rendered visualization using this player position and event data. Real-time data includes player Position/Location, heading, velocity, sensor heading, sight azimuth, weapon events, dead/alive status, Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) status, and Real Time Casualty Assessment (RTCA).
SMOTAR integrates with TESS for monitoring and tracking Force-on-Force and Force-on-Target weapons training. Weapons are simulated using MILES and Geometric Pairing. SMOTAR automatically adjudicates simulated indirect fires. Command and control admin has oversight to deny fires for safety and risk mitigation during live fire training.
The Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides easy navigation and control utilizing National Geospatial Agency (NGA) map data. Map overlays can be created, edited and independently displayed or hidden. Aircraft video is collected and imported with Pilot and CPG audio, then synchronized with playback. The user can pause, rewind and fast-forward live data feeds without interrupting recording of new data. Critical events are bookmarked and saved for playback during After Action Review (AAR).
The Aviation Gateway (AGW) provides translation of SMODIM telemetry data, including position/location, weapon fire, RTCA and various other statuses. The collected data is then retranslated into other formats and retransmitted to third parties. The AGW can be configured to act as a generic gateway, translating exercise data to and from a number of formats, including DIS, HLA, CTIA, etc. The AGW provides centralized geometric pairing in CTC environments. It can also communicate with SMOTAR workstations to provide real-time graphical monitoring and administrative control over a training exercise.
The Observer/Controller (O/C) Tablet/Kneeboard uses SMOTAR advanced software to provide real-time monitoring and tracking of SMODIM Player position/location, weapon fire, and engagement data to support command control and situational awareness displayed over a map of the training area. Data is transmitted and received through the telemetry network and between SMODIM instrumented players.
The Telemetry Test Kit (TTK) replicates one or more players on the TESS network. Like other player units, it synchronizes with GPS and the Telemetry network to test coverage, connectivity and player data transmission. Unlike other player units, it allows for the simulation of other player units by reporting as multiple Player IDs (PIDs) from a single radio. The TTK includes a Range Test Unit (RTU). The RTU is assigned a PID and usually installed on a ground vehicle so it can be driven throughout the training range for testing. It can connect to either vehicle power through the cigarette lighter or used with any 12 VDC supply using supplied cables. The RTU can support CONUS or OCONUS operations and is packaged with a magnetic mount GPS and Telemetry antenna assembly. The TTK participates in the same network as the existing player units, transmitting to other players, Remote Relay Unit (RRU) equipped towers, and Modular Mobile Command and Control (MMCC) stations. The tablet PC provides immediate feedback of the data transmitted over the air via its SMOTAR 6 display. It also provides a mechanism for enabling scripts to be selected and sent to the RTU for execution. The TTK is used to test the training infrastructure prior to powering up expensive aviation platforms for training.
The Video Digest Utility is used to identify, digest, convert, transmit, and collate AH-64D/E Target Acquisition Designation Sight (TADS) video from the aircraft Removable Memory Module (RMM). It provides preview of the video prior to import and time-syncing to the exercise. Video is identified by the aircraft tail number, aircraft type and channel number.
The Hand Held Initializer (HHI) is used to initialize and associate subassemblies and configure the network. It is used to change radio configurations and set Player ID, platform type, weapon types, and weapon loads for the IPU and ASMODIM. It provides a low power, short-range RF wireless area network interface between player units, weapon simulators and wireless sensors.