Bridging the HLA: Problems and Solutions

Juergen Dingel, David Garlan, and Craig Damon

Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications (DS-RT '02) Fort Worth, Texas, USA, October 11-13, 2002.

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The High-Level Architecture (HLA) provides a common architecture for distributed modeling and simulation. In its original form, the HLA allows a number of simulations to be joined together into a federation using a single run time infrastructure. Recently there has been an interest in joining multiple such federations together using a mediating unit, called an HLA “bridge.” This paper presents the results of an in-depth study of the feasibility of an HLA bridge in the context of the current HLA interface specification. Problems and solutions are discussed and illustrated using particular HLA services.

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