DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare Simulator
Download and play the ACTUV Tactics Simulator and submit your results to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Your results will help develop the future of anti-submarine warfare.
Think you can best an enemy submarine commander so he can’t escape into the ocean depths?
If you think you can, you are invited to put yourself into the virtual driver’s seat of one of several Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) configurations and show the world how you can use its capabilities to follow an enemy submarine.
DARPA’s ACTUV program is developing a fundamentally new tool for the Navy’s ASW toolkit and seeks your help to explore how best to use this tool to track quiet submarines. Before autonomous software is developed for ACTUV’s computers, DARPA needs to determine what approaches and methods are most effective. To gather information from a broad spectrum of users, ACTUV has been integrated into the Dangerous WatersTM game. DARPA is offering this new ACTUV Tactics Simulator for free public download.
This software has been written to simulate actual evasion techniques used by submarines, challenging each player to track them successfully. Your tracking vessel is not the only ship at sea, so you’ll need to safely navigate among commercial shipping traffic as you attempt to track the submarine, whose driver has some tricks up his sleeve.
Give it a try!
|How to Join||
Visit the project website, download the software, and play. As you complete each scenario in the simulation, you will be asked if you would like to submit data about your game play to our database for analysis.
A computer with Internet access.
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
These are ratings provided by participants in this project.
These are ratings provided by K-12 teachers. This rating reflects how well the project is suited for the classroom.
Your contributions to this project will be tracked and credited in your SciStarter dashboard!
Rate DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare Simulator
Featured on The Crowd & the Cloud
The Crowd & The Cloud is a 4-part documentary series for public television.
SciStarter and iNaturalist have teamed up to make it easier for you to do citizen science!
Link your SciStarter and iNaturalist accounts to enjoy these benefits:
- track and manage your project contributions on your SciStarter dashboard
- get access to all iNaturalist projects through your Scistarter account
|Your current status with iNaturalist||Action to take|
|If you already have an iNaturalist account:|
|If you aren't currently registered on iNaturalist, you can sign up here on SciStarter, and your SciStarter and iNaturalist accounts will be linked:||Sign up for iNaturalist|
|Or, you can proceed to iNaturalist and sign up or log in there.||Take me to iNaturalist|
You're now leaving SciStarter to join DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare Simulator...
DARPA Anti-Submarine Warfare Simulator uses SciStarter to manage their volunteers. You will need to log in or sign up for a SciStarter account to join.
Create a SciStarter account
Already have an account? Log in.