Accession Number : ADA324362

Title :   Linkage of Constructive Virtual Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MARTIN FEDERAL SYSTEMS ORLANDO FL ADST PROGRAM OFFICE

PDF Url : ADA324362

Report Date : 30 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Constructive simulations with aggregate level models simulate battlefield engagements at the level of military units (e.g., a tank company). Virtual simulations with entity level models simulate battlefield engagements at the level of individual platform or fireteam entities. Each entity level object is able to act independently and may be a representation generated by a man-in-the-loop (MITL) simulator or by computer-generated forces (CGF) software. Ideally, the outcome of an engagement should be the same whether the simulation is done in the constructive (C) domain, the virtual (V) domain, or a linked combination of the two (C+V). In practice, the results often differ; the difference is called combat results correlation error (CRCE). The broad scope of this research area is to investigate and devise methods by which CRCE can be classified, measured, and controlled. This document is divided into four sections as follows: The first section reviews the area of entity and aggregate simulation models and issues that arise when these models are linked, The next section derives the aggregate combat model, describes the calibration procedure for the aggregate model, and discusses the experiment and its analysis, The third section discusses conclusions, and The last section recommends future work in the area of entity and aggregate models and their linkage.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *BATTLEFIELDS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MODELS, CORRELATION, AGGREGATES(MATERIALS), ERRORS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CALIBRATION, TACTICAL WARFARE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), VIRTUAL REALITY.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE