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Using 3D visualisations for exercising and infrastructure stress testing

  1. 1. Using technology and visualisation for exercising and infrastructure stress testing David Burden City Security and Resilience Network Organisational Resilience Conference Sept 2012 © 2012 © 2012
  2. 2. About Daden Immersive learning and visualisation specialists Founded 2004, with immersive technology experience since 1990s Times Higher Education Winner 2009 US Federal Virtual Worlds Challenge winner 2010 Member of BAE Systems Investment in Innovation Programme Based in Birmingham UK
  3. 3. Immersive Learning Simulations of real-world tasks BENEFITS and environments Learn, test and improve through  Better retention from doing repetition rather than listening Doing things just “not possible in  Better understanding and real life”, or not economic! recall from simulation of working environment Support a variety of  Access unsafe and learning/teaching styles and impractical scenarios experience levels  Reduce physical world Ideal where task has spatial and training – saving cost/risk social/collaborative components  Remote learning and collaboration – saving time, money and CO2
  4. 4. New York City OEM A 6 hour simulation of the setting up and running of a Hurricane Shelter developed for the Office of Emergency Management of New York City
  5. 5. Library of Birmingham The Library took delivery of the immersive model 2 years before the physical building, so they could optimise layout, practice procedures and ensure a “soft landing”
  6. 6. Airport Visualisation Since we are working with generic tools models can become multi-purpose, so this one developed for marketing planning could also be used for counter-terrorism training
  7. 7. Immersive Data Visualisation Putting you “inside” the data BENEFITS Data stands still whilst you move through it  Better analysis Plays to the brains strengths at spotting patterns and anomalies  Better understanding in 3D scenes  Better recall More visual and spatial cues to aid recall Large subjective area – so can spread data out and make full use of shape, size and colour Datascape – Dadens Lay out multiple plots within the desktop immersive 3D same space – even if no common visual analytics application - variables is available to buy now from
  8. 8. Datascape – GPS Tracking An immersive “time on a stick” plot showing two vehicles with GPStracking and height in the vertical domain. This display makes it easy to see when the vehicles are at the same place at the same time.
  9. 9. Datascape – Social Media We can also use the system for social media monitoring, identify activity around a key site, and here pulling out a person of interests route through time and space
  10. 10. Datascape – Firewall Activity Immersive visualisations are not limited to geo-spatial data. Here we visualise firewall activity to help identify cyber-threats, each point being a PC sending or receiving a packet of data.
  11. 11. Immersive 3D SecurityWhat happens if we combine the technologies? Immersive 3D spaces for training Immersive displays of real-time data feeds from sensorsTo create immersive 3D Security environments with: Augmented virtual spaces for training and mission rehearsal Immersive command and control spaces for live operations
  12. 12. Embedded CCTVHere we embed real-time CCTV footage into a virtual model of anairfield. As the subject walks off the CCTV field of view we can use the model to get a better idea of where he might be headed
  13. 13. GPS and Vertical ReferenceWe can also use a GPS feed to show us where our security team is, and even their wireless CCTV. We can also give the team good direction since the model gives us the vertical reference points (windows, lamp-posts etc) which are obvious to the team on the ground but usually invisible on a plan or map.
  14. 14. Sensors & Zoning Sterile Zone CCTV Arc FaceRec ANPRWe can embed a wide variety of live sensors into the environment,allowing the operator to ride “cyber-shotgun”, providing a “synthetic- wrap” for the security team on the ground,
  15. 15. Real-Time Social Media We can even embed live social media and other open-source data into the model, letting the operators know what else is going on around them
  16. 16. Immersive Training Since we are working on a multi-purpose platform, a copy of the model can also be cloned for use in training, planning, rehearsal and after-action review. We can also change visibility levels, introduce crowd simulation, and even different attacks.
  17. 17. Linking to Live Exercises As an example of multi-use, in 2011 we attended the Op Shield Resilience Exercise in Birmingham. We were able to build a copy ofthe exercise in a morning, using the Library model shown earlier since the exercise took place on the square outside. The model could be used for rehearsing the LiveEx, or for an after-action review.
  18. 18. Rapid Build – 30 minsWe are often asked how long a build takes. It depends on the detailyou need – far more than the size. This hotel floor we created from a simple 2D plan in 30 minutes, but its good enough to rehearse and train in.
  19. 19. Rapid Build – 3 hrs 20 mins 40 mins 120 mins 3 hrs Here we built a 250m x 250m area of a London suburb in 3 hoursfrom open information sources. Not particularly beautiful but usable, and in a time-scale where it could support a live incident.
  20. 20. Virtual Command & Control And you dont have to build at 1:1 scale. Here we have a virtualcommand centre with a scale model, also fed by live data, and wallscreens showing a variety of external feeds. You could have 20-30 people working in here, virtually co-located.
  21. 21. Video Demos Video demos of many of these examples are available on our web site, although some will need a password from us to view.
  22. 22. Immersive 3D SecurityWeb: © 2012