Accession Number : ADA331885

Title :   A Guide for Analysis Using Advanced Distributed Simulation (ADS)

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lucas, Thomas ; Kerchner, Robert ; Friel, John ; Jones, Daniel

PDF Url : ADA331885

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to assist those in the vanguard of using Advanced Distributed Simulation (ADS) for analysis. The report discusses a broad range of issues critical to successful ADS supported analyses. Major topic areas include potential ADS analysis strengths and weaknesses, the role ADS might play within a broader analysis strategy, experimental design, exercise preparation and management, and post-exercise analysis. Because it is impossible to comprehensively treat all of these subjects, we emphasize the breadth of analysis issues over depth in their coverage with references to more detailed resources. Furthermore, the depth of coverage is highly variable. The greatest detail is provided on the roles of ADS in the analysis process and in experimental design.

Descriptors :   *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DECISION MAKING, DATA MANAGEMENT, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, PROBABILITY, DECISION THEORY, NAVAL RESEARCH, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE