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                                 Student Outline

                     VIRTUAL BATTLESPACE™ (VBS2)
                   LIVE VIRTUAL CONSTRUCTIVE (LVC)
                  COMBAT NET RADIO (CNR) SIMULATION

                                     Block VI
                                     Module 1

                       CALYTRIX VBS2™ - LVC CNR-Sim




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TECHNOLOGY DIVISION / TECOM COURSE DEVELOPMENT

Virtual BattleSpace™ (VBS2) Instructor Notes

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INTRODUCTION:


OVERVIEW/LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

   1. During this module the students will be introduced to VBS2™ LVC Game
   2. The students will learn how to set up and run CNR-Sim, CNR-Sim High Priority,
      and CNR-Log

VBS2-LVC

   1. VBS2-LVC
       a. VBS2 LVC (Virtual Battlespace 2 Live-Virtual-Constructive) is a modified
          version of the VBS2 Desktop Trainer that communicates with the HLA/DIS
          Gateway ‘LVC Game’ by Calytrix Technologies.
       b. This enhanced version of VBS2 can communicate over a HLA federation or a
          DIS network.
       c. The version referred to in this document supports communication, recording
          and playback of voice over IP (VOIP) traffic through CNR Sim and CNR
          Log

   1. CNR-Sim
       a. CNR (Combat Net Radio) Sim:
            i. a multi-platform radio simulator that communicates audio via DIS
               (Distributed Interactive Simulation) data format.
           ii. The application includes a simple user interface that features a push-
               to-talk mechanism, support for mutual exclusion for teams, and
               facilitates fast switching between configurable communication
               channels

   1. CNR-Sim High Priority
       a. CNR (Combat Net Radio) Sim High Priority:
       b. Multi-platform radio simulator that communicates audio via DIS (Distributed
          Interactive Simulation) data format.
       c. The application includes a simple user interface that features a push-to-talk
          mechanism, support for mutual exclusion for teams, and facilitates fast
          switching between
      Note: It is important to note CNR Sim will only work if the server is running
      the LVC version of VBS2 (VBS2_LVC.exe).

   1. VBS2 Clients / Non VBS2 Clients
       a. VBS2 clients:
           i. Need to run CNR Sim in the background while VBS2 is operating. The
              separate CNR Sim installation guide covers the setting up of hotkeys and
              also configuration of network protocols
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          ii. CNR Sim will communicate all voice over IP, allowing observers to
              participate in VOIP communication without running VBS2
       b. Non-VBS2 clients:
           i. Can operate their own DIS-compliant VOIP software which can
              interface with CNR Sim assuming correct configuration

   1. CNR-Sim Configuration
        a. Select (3) - Network Configuration.
        b. Enter the Multicast/Broadcast Address for your network (Startmenu ->
           Settings -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Local Area
           Connection)
        c. The IP address and subnet mask each consist of four groups of numbers,
           separated by “octets”
                   Example:
                   IP address: 10.1.10.23
                   Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
                   Broadcast address: 192.168.1.1
        d. Press OK


   1. CNR-Sim Configuration
        a. Click on (1) Teams and Channels editor:
        b. Specify the hotkey that will activate VOIP default is the Space Bar
        c. Click Done
        d. Press (6) Start Radio
        e. Test to ensure different CNR Sim clients can communicate with each
           other
        f. Run CNR Sim in the background.
        g. Start VBS2 using the appropriate shortcut (user or admin mode)

   1. Start CNR Log
         a. Start CNR Log
         b. Click on Configuration and then Network
         c. Enter the Multicast/Broadcast Address
         d. Click OK
         e. Click Configuration\Remote Access, and enable "Remote Access
             Enabled“
         f. Restart CNR Log
         g. Test CNR Log

   1. Configure LVC Game
         a. Configure LVC Game
         b. Open <vbs2 installation directory>\config\vbsClient.config
         c. Set the CNRLogAddress and CNRLogPort as required
                    # The IP Address of the CNRLog Server
                    CNRLogAddress=10.0.1.125
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                     # The HTML Port to connect to the CNRLog Server
                     CNRLogPort=8080
   1. Config File
         a. Server recording:
         b. Start AAR recording on the server by accessing the RTE and pressing the
            ‘Record AAR’ button
         c. If a CNR Log warning message is displayed then a problem has occurred;
            either VBS2 LVC was not started with the command line parameter –
            enableCNR or CNR Log is not running
         d. At the completion of the scenario, click the ‘Stop Recording’ button in the
            RTE
         e. Voice recorded is saved on the Server / Hosting Computer
         f. To hear recorded voice, load a saved AAR as normal
         g. Voice recordings are indicated on the AAR slider as shown in Image

CONCLUSION

   1. During this module the students will be introduced to VBS2™ LVC Game
   2. The students will learn how to set up and run CNR-Sim, CNR-Log, and CNR-Sim
      High Priority

QUESTIONS

Notes:
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