SUMMIT for Exercise Participants

As an exercise participant, SUMMIT provides an integrated common operating picture for modeling and simulation results and data visualization capabilities, including mapping of modeled data.

SUMMIT links together existing models and data to create an integrated modeling and data visualization capability. SUMMIT has a library of scenarios for a number of threats, each creating integrated data to support scenario development, inject creation, and evaluation for exercises. For example, SUMMIT has a single scenario which correlates plume modeling to medical effects, infrastructure effects, medical needs, and hospital bed shortfall models. This scenario allows changes in the released plume to automatically be reflected in the other federated modeling capabilities; thus creating an integrated science-based dataset to serve as the basis for an exercise scenario. For exercise participants, SUMMIT provides an integrated view of all of the modeling and simulation driven data, which can be used in EOCs and Control Cells. As an early SUMMIT pilot demonstration in National Level Exercise 2011, the mobility of the Apple iPad was leveraged to provide exercise participants in the field the ability to visualize earthquake building damage in a virtual environment, providing a new level of realism to the exercise environment.

With the initial deployments of SUMMIT at the FEMA National Exercise Division, SUMMIT has been piloted at various national and regional exercises, including National Level Exercise 2012.