Accession Number : ADA314241

Title :   Understanding the Air Force's Capability to Effectively Apply Advanced Distributed Simulation for Analysis. An Interim Report.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Kerchner, Robert ; Friel, John ; Lucas, Tom

PDF Url : ADA314241

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : This report presents our preliminary findings and observations on how the Air Force can more effectively apply Advanced Distributed Simulation (ADS) technologies for analysis. We discussed ADS with the analysis and ADS communities, and participated in several ADS efforts, including the Synthetic Theater of War Europe (STOW-E), a Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) technical engineering demonstration (TED), and the Airborne Laser (A EL) Test Series 7. As a result, we have identified several advantages and challenges ADS presents analysts. This report reviews several general ADS analysis issues, as well as several specific points. The emphasis of the report is on the improvements that are required in ADS in order to allow credible analysis. Note also that while our emphasis is analysis, several of these suggested improvements relate in part, or even in their entirety,

Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, DATA PROCESSING, AERONAUTICS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE