Title: Virtual world and biometrics as strongholds for the development of innovative port interoperable simulators for supporting both training and R&D

Authors: Agostino G. Bruzzone, Gianfranco Fancello, Paolo Fadda, Enrico Bocca, Gianmarco D'Errico, Marina Massei

Addresses: MISS DIPTEM, University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia 15, Genoa 16145, Italy. ' C.C.S. Tra, New Eng. Labs, Complesso Universitario di Monserrato, 09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy. ' C.C.S. Tra, New Eng. Labs, Complesso Universitario di Monserrato, 09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy. ' MAST, via Magliotto 2, Savona 17100, Italy. ' C.C.S. Tra, New Eng. Labs, Complesso Universitario di Monserrato, 09042 Monserrato (CA), Italy. ' MISS DIPTEM, University of Genoa, Via Opera Pia 15, Genoa 16145, Italy

Abstract: This paper proposes an integrated solution for port M&S involving distributed interoperable simulators of port cranes; the authors propose the architecture, the description of the model, The containerisation of these simulators for guaranteeing maximum mobility as well as their integration with biomedical devices. The proposed system is designed to be used in operation training of Gantry Crane Operators as well as Research and Development (R&D) support in Container Terminal, Port Plants and Facilities.

Keywords: ship-to-shore; gantry crane simulators; full-scope simulators; HLA; high-level architecture; federation; biomedical instruments; performance evaluation; fatigue assessment; virtual worlds; biometrics; modelling; simulation; gantry cranes; interoperability; operator training; R&D; research and development; biomedical devices; container terminals; port facilities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSPM.2010.032661

International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2010 Vol.6 No.1, pp.89 - 102

Available online: 11 Apr 2010 *

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