Accession Number : ADA291864

Title :   Autonomous Agent Interactions in a Real-Time Simulation System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McAndrews, Gary M.

PDF Url : ADA291864

Report Date : SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The major problem addressed by this research is the design and implementation of a command and control architecture to add company-level missions to an existing real-time combat-simulation system. The US Army is using Modular Semi-Autonomous Forces (ModSAF) to conduct research in simulation training. ModSAF only provides platoon and vehicle missions. Adding company level missions to ModSAF will allow a single operator to effectively control a greater number of forces and retain realistic behaviors. The approach taken was to utilize ModSAF's finite-state machine architecture, and NPSNET -- a three dimensional combat-simulation system, to develop, test, and implement a company-level combat simulation mission. Simplistic terrain reasoning algorithms and a command and control finite state machine architecture were added to the ModSAF system. The result is a prototype company-level mission Occupy an Assembly Area,' providing a successful proof-of- concept implementation of company level mission development using ModSAF's current finite state machine architecture. This research provides the groundwork for further development of company-level combat simulations in ModSAF.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *REAL TIME, *INTERACTIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ALGORITHMS, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY VEHICLES, REASONING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, THESES, PROTOTYPES, TERRAIN, THREE DIMENSIONAL, MISSIONS, SELF OPERATION, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ASSEMBLY, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE