Engineering Principles of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation

ISBN-10: 0470874295

ISBN-13: 9780470874295

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andreas Tolk
List price: $222.95
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Description: This book is divided into two main sections: Foundations and Advanced Topics. The Foundations  section has been entirely written by Andreas Tolk in an effort to ensure a consistent and comprehensive overview of relevant topics and recommended practices.  The book begins with an introduction, which addresses general principles, and key historical notes, methods, and terms are introduced and defined.   Readers are provided with a framework to use to cope with the multiple facets that make up engineering principles of combat modeling and distributed simulation.  The book moves on to discuss questions surrounding combat modeling and addresses the conceptualization and model development for the military and defense domain.  Modeling and simulation, in general, differentiates between conceptualization and model development (modeling) and implementation and distributed execution (simulation).  A discussion of distributed simulation follows.  This portion of the book deals with implementation and execution challenges, discusses established protocols, and also introduces current and emerging standards.  The second section of the book, Advanced Topics, highlights new and current developments, and the chapters were written by recognized experts in the field.  Modeling traditional operations of military forces is the main focus, and the chapters review current developments in the research and development domains.  Advanced topical coverage includes: experimentation guidelines; agent-directed simulation; new challenges in human, social, cultural, and behavioral modeling; system engineering principles; the integration of combat simulations services into the operational environment; and serious games, virtual worlds, and interactive digital worlds.

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Book details

List price: $222.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface
Contributors
Biographies
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Challenges of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation
Foundations
Applicable Codes of Ethics
The NATO Code of Best Practice for Command and Control Assessment
Terms and Application Domains
Scenario Elements
Combat Modeling
Modeling the Environment
Modeling Movement
Modeling Sensing
Modeling Effects
Modeling Communications, Command, and Control
Distributed Simulation
Challenges of Distributed Simulation
Standards for Distributed Simulation
Modeling and Simulation Development and Preparation Processes
Verification and Validation
Integration of M&S Solutions into the Operational Environment
Advanced Topics
History of Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation
Serious Games, Virtual Worlds, and Interactive Digital Worlds
Mathematical Applications for Combat Modeling
Combat Modeling with the High Level Architecture and Base Object Models
The Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA)
Combat Modeling using the DEVS Formalism
GIS Data for Combat Modeling
Modeling Tactical Data Links
Standards-Based Combat Simulation Initialization using the Military Scenario Definition Language (MSDL)
Multi-Resolution Combat Modeling
New Challenges: Human, Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Modeling
Agent Directed Simulation for Combat Modeling and Distributed Simulation
Uncertainty Representation and Reasoning for Combat Models
Model-Based Data Engineering for Distributed Simulations
Federated Simulation for System of Systems Engineering
The Role of Architecture Frameworks in Simulation Models: The Human View Approach
Multinational Computer Assisted Exercises
M&S Organizations/Associations
Military Simulation Systems
Index
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