ry again with 'plain text' formatting and no pictures - these have
already been sent!!


Frank and Richard

This is certainly a comprehensive schema for lifeforms in DIS. I
support the vision for high fidelity in DIS/HLA

I see that you have added some Australian animals in the SISO enums - at
least the kangaroo. The Australian animals could be characterised as
subclasses of mammals if we wish to go to higher fidelity still!

Cat = marsupial
subcat
kangaroo (included as 105 and 149? - kangaroos cannot be
domesticated - should only be under 'wild animals')
wallaby (small kangaroo)
koala (tree dweller)
wombat (like a beaver/skunk?)

Cat = monotreme
subcat
platypus (included as cat = 155)
echidna

Monotremes lay eggs and are warm blooded!

What you have is probably fine since while I can imagine a kangaroo
appearing in the background (they are very plentiful and oftern regarded
as vermin by farmers), the other animals are mostly small and are
unlikely to appear.

Australia also has:

1. a native dog known as a dingo that looks like a small wolf.

2. a large native bird, the emu, which is similar to an ostrich but
smaller


Perhaps this is not as outrageous as it seems since we (AUS) are doing a
Joint Live/Simulation exercise in Australia in 2007 - kangaroos could be
in the background for a land engagement.

On a more serious note, I see that the schema has lifeform entities for
land, air (birds), surface (of sea), subsurface (of sea).

Why are there Domesticated and Wild sea-surface animals (121 - 159, 160
- 195)? Are these for swimming animals?

Similarly there are nos for sub-surface Domesticated and Wild animals,
again 121 - 159, 160 - 195, eg dolphins used for mine clearance?

There is also a whale (cat = 4) in the current EBV. The latest draft 2
version also has domesticated and wild animals


Again on the need for high fidelity in visual simulations, note that the
native Australian swan is black as pictured! Thus a simulation running
in an Australian scenario with swans in the background would need to
select the correct color!

I agree that the domain = 0 should be considered for humans since they
can easily change domain during an exercise, eg a parachutist. However,
the existing legacy Space domain could still have more enumerations
(subcategories) for life forms rather than the single 'Astronaut'. We
could have

Category

1-Astronaut

Subcat
Pilot (As in Apollo type missions if these are needed?
Apollo had Commander, Command Module Pilot, Lunar Module Pilot)
Commander
Pilot
Mission Specialist (these last 3 designations
are for the Space Shuttle)


2 - Cosmonaut (Soviet/Russian)

3 - Taikonaut (Chinese astronaut!)

4 - Spationaut (French Astronaut)
5 - Commercial Astronaut (Commercial Astronaut is a title, awarded by
United States' Federal Aviation Administration
to those civilian pilots and
crew members on-board an FAA-licensed launch vehicle on a flight that
exceeds 50 miles altitude



Peter Ryan


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