VSIL Benefits

Using VSIL eases the design process by consolidating simulation tools currently in use. It also simplifies collaboration for multi-designer input and analysis. Use of VSIL helps to ensure maintainability of systems by making it easier to reuse existing, tested subsystems in new designs.

Using VSIL users can:

  • Reduce the time, cost and resources needed for developing a new system
  • Design and work with virtual models
  • Enhance vehicle performance and soldier safety
  • Reduce cost and improve efficiency in the hardware design process
  • Enable tradeoff analysis for cost and performance evaluation early in the design process
  • Reduce demand for costly prototypes, resulting in lower non-recoverable costs

VSIL supports analysis, allocation and tradeoff evaluation for:

  • Improved soldier survivability/protection
  • Life cycle management
  • Vetronics (Data Control and Data Distribution, Computing and Knowledge Resources, Controls and Displays, Power Management and Distribution)
  • Intelligent Agents (human/machine)
  • Workload Allocation (human/machine)
  • Physical Allocation (power, weight, volume, thermal, and other environmental metrics)
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Logistic planning