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DIS Link Monitor for Windows

The DIS Link Monitor has been designed as an Engineering tool to be used in a DIS environment. It is suitable for use by both personnel involved in the development and/or testing of DIS based applications, as well as personnel involved in planning, coordination and execution of DIS based exercises.

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Comparison of Facilities with MaK's Datalogger / Netdumper Utilities

The table below itemizes some of the major differences between the DIS Link Monitor (DLM) and MaK's Datalogger/Netdumper utilities.

Function DLM MaK
Facility to select IP address to use from dialog box Y N
Support for dual LAN operation Y N
PDU Capture facility control from simple dialog box Y N
Interpret DIS parameters to Lat/Lon/Height/Yaw/Roll/Pitch Y N
Interpret various DIS enumerations Some Y
PDU Filter facility based on Family/Type Y N
Facility to allocate simulator Name to Site/Application Y N
Facility to generate Entity/Emitter/SEES/UA PDUs Y N
Facility to Launch Missiles/Chaff/Flare Y N
Facility to generate IFF PDUs Y N
Support for rx/tx of Exercise Management PDUs Y N
Facility to display/generate Comment PDUs Y N
Facility to Select Exercise ID to process dynamically Y N
Facility to Simulate a DIS Radio Transmitter Y N
Statistical analysis of traffic and PDU distribution Y N
Facility to Record/Replay DIS Session Y N
Facility to Replay at variable speed N Y
Display information about PDU Families within recording Y N
Facility to Record/Replay session using dual LANs Y N
Facility to replay recording using different Exercise ID Y N
Detection and reporting of illegal PDUs Y N
PPI Display of all entities on World Map Y N
Monitoring of equipment associated with platforms Y N
Facilities to monitor and correlate Transmitters/Signal/Rx Y N
Facilities to monitor Receivers receiving from Transmitter Y N

Includes Support for Non-Standard PDUs

The latest version of DIS Link Monitor introduces support for non-standard PDUs by providing facilities for the definition and capture of Custom Defined PDUs.

Facilities are provided for the quick and easy definition of any arbitrary PDU by means of specifying each record as either a standard data type (byte, short, int etc.) or a defined data structure like for example TEntityID. The data structures may in turn be defined as consisting of standard data types, or other data structures. Each record, both standard data types and defined data structures, may be defined as repeated either a constant number of times, or the repeat count may be defined as any suitable earlier defined record within the PDU. The screen captures below show the definition for an Entity State PDU, and the resultant data capture display.

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