Providing Simulation Solutions Since 1989

FLAMES® is a family of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software products that provide the framework and all basic functionality needed for constructive simulations, as well as the ability to interface with live, virtual, and other constructive simulations. In addition, Ternion’s team of experts can develop custom FLAMES-based simulations to meet specific requirements.

Our Valued Customers

Ternion® Corporation has offered FLAMES® and custom simulation development services to military and commercial markets since 1989. Our customers include:

  • U.S. Air Force, Army, DoD, Marine Corps, and Navy
  • The Boeing Company
  • General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Saab Sensis Corporation
  • And many more

Your Problem:

Simulations with a monolithic architecture are very time-consuming and expensive to modify as technology and requirements change. Building a new simulation from scratch may be easier and cheaper than modifying an out-of-date simulation, but this only perpetuates the cycle. Even these new simulations are still based on monolithic designs, and will someday also need to be abandoned.

Our Solution:

Unlike fixed, monolithic simulations, FLAMES® is a framework for composable simulations that can be reconfigured quickly to support almost any current or future modeling and simulation requirement imaginable. FLAMES is separate from and independent of application-specific software, such as models of real-world systems and custom interfaces to specific external systems. In a FLAMES-based simulation, the application-specific software resides in software components that plug into FLAMES using mature, well-defined interfaces. 

For more information on the FLAMES framework architecture, see the Framework Architecture section.

Component Independence and Plug-In Component Architecture

In a market saturated with simulation options, only FLAMES® can pass the test for whether or not a simulation framework is truly independent. FLAMES is fully executable without the presence of any other components, distinguishing it from other fixed simulations. FLAMES is also free from being hard-wired to support some fixed set of tightly-coupled components. In fact, in can support almost any type of component you require, now and in the future.

The FLAMES plug-in component architecture allows for truly composable, reconfigurable simulations. End-users can quickly compose the simulations they need by merely placing the necessary component libraries on their hard drive.

Save Money and Time with FLAMES

One of the many benefits of FLAMES’s framework architecture is a tremendous, recurring savings in time and money. You save in software design because the structure and interfaces of FLAMES components have already been designed. You save in software development and testing because so much of the software you need to get a working simulation is already developed and tested for you. You save in software integration, which is often the most expensive part of modifying an existing simulation, because FLAMES components are self-integrating.

For more information on the many benefits of FLAMES, see the FLAMES Benefits section.

A Single Framework Supporting Your Simulation Requirements

With its open architecture and breadth of functionality, FLAMES® is the ideal framework for an array of different types of simulations:

  • Integration of live, virtual and constructive simulations
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Parametric trade studies and Monte-Carlo analysis
  • Live system stimulation and testing
  • Hardware in-the-loop simulation
  • Semi-automated forces simulation
  • Wargaming and large-scale training exercises
  • Individual operator training
  • In-garrison C4ISR System training
  • Embedded, deployable training simulation
  • Mission planning and mission rehearsal 

For specific simulations our customers have developed based on FLAMES, see the Use Cases section.