Kratos Training Solutions has selected Real-Time Innovations (RTI)’s RTI Connext DDS as the connectivity framework for its military simulators including the Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Training System (RVCTS). The RVCTS training system incorporates the latest mixed reality technology to deliver a highly immersive fidelity for collective training systems. By leveraging Connext DDS in their RVCTS, Kratos can ensure reliable backend communication among hardware and software real-time systems.

The government is implementing new technology in modeling and simulation, specifically for the development of high-fidelity synthetic training environments (STE) at a rapid pace. It is currently a challenge to develop these integrated systems efficiently, affordably and in a manner where they can readily interoperate with each other. RTI Connext DDS facilitates communication between the hardware and software components of Kratos’ RVCTS and is scalable to grow as their technology evolves.

Connext DDS, based upon the open Data Distribution Service (DDS), managed by the Object Management Group (OMG), forms a connectivity fabric that enables legacy simulations from multiple vendors using multiple MS&T standards to create new live, virtual and constructive environments for real-world training scenarios. The open standard and multi-supplier support were key factors in helping Kratos provide the flexibility to plug into a variety of platforms while decreasing engineering costs. Additionally, RTI technology allows simulations running on current government platforms like HLA and DIS to interoperate with newer platforms as technology advances.

“Modeling, simulation and training technology is advancing rapidly, and use of real-time data from a wide range of sources is driving these advancements,” said Chip Downing, Senior Market Development Director, A&D at RTI. “RTI has proven experience in hundreds of A&D applications and by implementing Connext DDS, customers like Kratos are able to quickly and reliably communicate among diverse hardware and software systems with ease, all while keeping costs down and accelerating deployments. We look forward to the continued support of the training and simulation industry to help better prepare the next generation of warfighters.”