Accession Number : ADA302799

Title :   SIMNET Applications to Peacekeeping Missions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : DeRiggi, Dennis F. ; Barnett, D. S. ; Hersh, Matthew

PDF Url : ADA302799

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The goal of this project was to demonstrate the utility of distributed simulation for an area of active research in IDA's Strategy, Forces and Resources Division (SF&RD). For the purpose of this project, distributed simulation is synonymous with the Simulation Network (SIMNET), or its more current name, Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS). After surveying SF&RD activities, the study team focused on research into the use of advanced sensors and information processing systems to support peacekeeping missions, an ongoing task for which SIMNET/DIS seemed well suited. The team conducted 18 trials to determine SIMNET's applicability as a tool for comparing the utility of different types of sensors, sensor deployment strategies, and strategies for deploying peacekeeping and security teams. The tests were not conducted under tightly controlled conditions, nor were they executed in accordance with a carefully designed test plan. The intent was not to draw inferences, but to explore SIMNETs utility in analyses of peacekeeping issues by running excursions under widely varying conditions.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, *PEACEKEEPING, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, DEPLOYMENT, DETECTORS, STRATEGY, DISTRIBUTION, INTERACTIONS, SECURITY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), PLANNING, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE