Ardán: Using 3D Game Engines in Cyber-Physical Simulations (Tool Paper)

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10107)


In this paper we present Ardán, a novel simulation platform using a 3D game engine to stand-in for the real world, providing realistic physics and realistic crowds that can interact in real-time with a cyber-physical simulation. Ardán features 3D device (sensor and actuator) placement, flexible time-control, phenomena-on-demand as well visualisation, virtual devices and native application code. The flexibility, control and scalability of Ardán is demonstrated with a corridor case-study that supports upto 200 nodes running at real-time or faster.


Sensor Network Sensor Node Virtual World Virtual Sensor Game Engine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ComputingImperial College LondonLondonUK

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