Modeling and Simulation

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) experts from Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) provide all branches of the U.S. military with environment scenarios used in warfighter training.  By providing realistic simulations and impacts of the environmental conditions likely to occur during a mission – spanning air, space, land and ocean – we help to improve  preparedness, precision and analysis.  For warfighters, it means a greater opportunity to achieve a successful mission.

Environmental data support for DoD training, acquisition and analysis

We provide technology and subject matter expertise to major training, acquisition, and analysis programs within the Air Force, Navy, Army, and joint services.  Our clients include:

  • U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
  • Navy Fleet Synthetic Training (FST)
  • Air Force Distributed Mission Operations (DMO)

Our key sponsors include:

  • DoD M&S Coordination Office (OSD DDR&E)
  • M&S Executive Agents (for Air, Space, Ocean, Terrain)
  • Air Force Weather and CNMOC (“Navy Weather”)

M&S technology programs: innovations enabling the community

AER develops and manages key technology programs for the M&S community. Learn more about the following:

  • Environmental Scenario Generator (ESG)
  • Environmental Data Cube Support System (EDCSS)
  • Environmental Data Archive Resources
  • Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Modeling Scenarios

The AER M&S division is located in the hub of the M&S community in Suffolk, Virginia.