Damon F. Curry

Damon F. Curry

President, Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO)

Damon has 30 years of experience in the simulation industry specializing in distributed training systems, 3D visualization, 3D terrain, and simulated radio. He is Pitch Technologies’ manager for business development in North and South America. In addition, he serves as President of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) and as SISO’s Conference Committee Chair. Damon is inventor of two realtime image processing techniques for virtual reality with two patents awarded. Prior to working in the simulation industry, he served 16 years with the US Air Force, including software engineering on cruise missiles, avionics engineering for the F-16, and radio maintenance for HF, VHF, UHF and other radio systems. Damon is a gradate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Status of Simulation Interoperability Standards

Aviation training involves significant simulation-based training, generally based on open international standards. Using open standards reduces risk and lowers cost when building simulation-based training devices. For several decades, the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) has been the world’s primary body dedicated to this promotion of modeling and simulation interoperability and reuse for the benefit of a broad range of modeling and simulation communities. SISO is the body recognized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for matters of simulation interoperability.

Simulation-based trainers for aviation for groups and individuals includes flight simulators for pilots, cabin crew simulators, simulated radios, air traffic management simulators and trainers, simulation-based maintenance trainers, astronaut trainers, ground equipment trainers, and others. In recent months and years, SISO released updated versions of SISO-initiated open standards affecting these areas of training.

This presentation will conclude with a reminder to attendees that SISO is an opoen organization devoted to simulation interoperability for all domains. Therefore, SISO would welcome participation by WATS attendees who wish to influence the evolution of open standards for simulation-based training with an emphasis on aviation training.