Accession Number : ADA326732

Title :   The Distributed Interactive C3I Effectiveness (DICE) Simulation,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Davies, Mike ; Gabrisch, Carsten ; Dunn, John M. ; Bowden, Fred D.

PDF Url : ADA326732

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Information Technology Division was tasked by the Headquarters Australian Defence Force to develop tools, through modelling and simulation, for effectiveness studies of Command, Control, Communication and Intelligence (C3I) systems. Such tools needed to allow for the study of systems at the strategic, operational and tactical levels, including all services and joint forces. The primary tool developed is the Distributed Interactive C3I Effectiveness (DICE) simulation in which human players are complemented by artificial agents. The DICE simulation environment can be connected to lower level battlefield simulations and war games which are used to represent the overall military mission, operation or battle. The impact of C3I aspects on the overall mission can be used to gauge C3I system effectiveness. What is termed Phase 1 of development has been completed and is reported collectively through a number of detailed documents. This report gives a substantial overview of the simulation capability along with areas of future research and development.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, *STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, ENVIRONMENTS, BATTLEFIELDS, NODES, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, LOW LEVEL, WAR GAMES, COMPUTER NETWORKS, AUSTRALIA.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE