The Hierarchical Federation Architecture for the Interoperability of ROK and US Simulations

  • Seung-Lyeol Cha
  • Thomas W. Green
  • Chong-Ho Lee
  • Cheong Youn
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3397)


This paper presents the hierarchical federation architecture as it applies to the ROK-US combined exercises, such as Ulchi Focus Lens (UFL). We have analyzed and extracted the necessary improvements through the review of the simulation architecture currently used for ROK-US combined exercises and from the current ROK Armed Forces modeling and simulation (M&S) utilization. We have designed an advanced federation architecture based on a multi-federation architecture. Moreover, we have validated the usability and technical risks of our proposed architecture through development of a pilot system and its testing. Finally, we expect that this architecture will provide an enhancement in the ROK-US combined exercises while reducing costs. Furthermore, we believe that this architecture is an example to interoperate simulations with other allies.


Ground Model High Level Architecture Combine Exercise Pilot System Simulation Architecture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seung-Lyeol Cha
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Green
    • 1
  • Chong-Ho Lee
    • 1
  • Cheong Youn
    • 2
  1. 1.The Combined Battle Simulation CenterROK-US Combined Forces CommandSeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Information and CommunicationChungnam National UniversityDaeJeonRepublic of Korea

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