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Accession Number ADA562793
Title Conflict: Operational Realism versus Analytical Rigor in Defense Modeling and Simulation.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 39p
Personal Author J. D. Horton
Abstract This research seeks to identify sources of conflict between operational realism requirements and analytical rigor requirements in defense Modeling and Simulation (M&S) efforts, and to provide recommendations which help alleviate identified conflicts. This research focuses on methods that can be used to improve the development and implementation of operator in the loop (OITL) virtual environments intended for use in acquisition decision making or the evaluation of operational plans. It is believed that the reduction of conflict between operators and analysts will lead to a better use of scarce M&S resources and produce better analytic results from M&S studies used as a basis for defense acquisition decision making. A real-world defense acquisition M&S case study is provided as an illustrative example from which recommendations and lessons learned are derived.
Keywords Analytic rigor
Computerized simulation
Decision making
Experimental design
M&s(Modeling and simulation)
Mathematical models
Military procurement
Oitl(Operator in the loop)
Operational realism
Rtm(Requirements traceability matrix)
Tap(Technical assessment plan)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62B - Computer Software
94K - Laboratory & Test Facility Design & Operation
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1225
Contract Number N/A

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