Common Database (CDB)
CAE's common database (CDB) is designed to significantly
reduce the time it takes to generate a fully correlated database and operate it
within a range of training and mission rehearsal systems. Correlation of
multiple databases in varying formats has been one of the major obstacles
facing defence forces wanting to train and rehearse missions using
The CDB architecture effectively allows all the systems in
the virtual environment, or “clients,” to access the same data from a common
database source in real-time. Clients can include the image generator that
renders the synthetic environment, as well as all the other systems used to
enhance mission realism in the synthetic environment – the sensors, the
computer-generated forces, and the communications systems.
By providing correlated data to all the layers applied to a
virtual world, the CDB eliminates the need to manage multiple databases, and
provides reduced costs and increased efficiency.