Validation of Real-Time Multi-Body Vehicle Dynamics Models for Use in Product Design and Acquisition 2004-01-1582
The United States Research, Development, and Engineering Command's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC) laboratories, in accordance with a Science and Technology Objective (STO), are looking for both real-time and non real-time modeling and simulation methods to advance the capabilities and methodologies used in the Army's Modeling and Simulation areas. Advancing technologies require TARDEC to model new components and vehicles that may be significantly different from prior systems. TARDEC's ultimate goal is to develop the capability to model and accurately recreate the behaviors of advance technologies that may present themselves in the Army's Transformation and its Future Combat System (FCS) of vehicles in real-time with the soldier-in-the-loop. This paper discusses TARDEC's effort to accomplish this goal.