Accession Number : ADA313766

Title :   The DDD-III: A Research Paradigm for Abstracting Joint C3 Scenarios for Tier-1 Experiments.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Higgins, Gregory S.

PDF Url : ADA313766

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : Advances in communications technology and computers have made possible tremendous leaps forward in real-time Command and Control (C2). This revolution in C2 capability will provide decisionmakers (DMs) in the Joint military organization with an unparalleled tactical and strategic picture of the battlefield ('Global Awareness'). The ways in which DMs having Global Awareness coordinate their information, resources and activities to fulfill the organization's mission is the focus of the Adaptive Architectures for Command and Control (A2C2) project. In order to examine these command and control issues empirically, the A2C2 project required a multi-player real-time simulation environment. A new computer model was needed to abstract 'real world' problems into a controlled laboratory environment. The result was the Distributed Dynamic Decisionmaking (DDD-III) paradigm. The phase one experiment of the A2C2 project was designed to validate the DDD-III paradigm, with emphasis on the manipulation of organizational variables. This document reviews the project objectives, DDD-III capabilities, experiment one scenarios and scenario development issues. The scenario generator users guide and players tutorial, developed during phase one, are provided. The intent of this document is to link the phase one experiment to the next, more advanced phase of the A2C2 project.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *COMPUTERS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, USER MANUALS, SCENARIOS, ORGANIZATIONS, REAL TIME, BATTLEFIELDS, ABSTRACTS, VARIABLES, COORDINATES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, GENERATORS, ARCHITECTURE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, AWARENESS, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE