Using simulation tools for operational readiness in maritime and littoral operations
Navy Chief Petty Officer Jake Muehls, a Landing Craft Air Cushion Craftmaster, virtually pilots a vessel in ERDC’s ship simulator. ERDC has used ship simulator and vessel-response models since the early 1980s to evaluate federally maintained navigation channels, and has recently begun to apply the state-of-the-art technology to military uses. It gives leaders a tool to simulate vessel landings in severe environments.