Accession Number : ADA306986

Title :   Credible Uses of the Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) System.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Dewar, James A. ; Bankes, Steven C. ; Hodges, James S. ; Lucas, Thomas ; Saunders-Newton, Desmon K.

PDF Url : ADA306986

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) system is an ambitious effort to take advantage of the tools of the information age to help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the U.S. military services. It involves serious challenges in the areas of technology, interservice coordination, and verification, validation and accreditation (VV&A). The U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) has lead responsibility among the services for VV&A of the DIS system. As part of that responsibility, TRAC is sponsoring four efforts aimed at exploring the issues of VV&A of DIS. This report documents one of those four efforts commissioned by the TRAC Director, Mr. Michael Bauman, and is intended to take advantage of previous work done at RAND on exploratory modeling and on validation of models and simulations. The research was conducted in the Force Development and Technology Program of PAND's Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army. The intent of this work is to develop a framework that encompasses all of the potential uses of the DIS system and illuminates the validation or credibility requirements for each type of use. Because of the breadth of the potential uses of DIS, the resulting framework is general enough to address any military application of models and simulations. As such, it should be useful not only to the DIS community, but to developers, users, and consumers of models and simulations throughout the military services.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *UTILIZATION, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, VERIFICATION, VALIDATION, MODELS, CONSUMERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE