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Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Simulation, Readiness and Prototyping
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC
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This is the final report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Simulation, Readiness and Prototyping. The report is a detailed, user friendly document designed for the uninitiated and the informed alike. The main body of the report consists of the unabridged briefing viewgraphs with explanatory facing text. Attached to the main body of the report are three 3 appendices. Appendix A is the result of a very extensive evaluation by the Task Force panel on technology assessment evaluating current and projected technologies associated with Advanced Distributed Simulation ADS. The broadening scope of applications for modeling and simulation in the Department of Defense is driving a widening range of technologies. The scope of applications for modeling and simulation include requirements definition and analysis, virtual prototyping, program planning, engineering design and manufacturing, test and evaluation, and training and readiness. The approach taken by the technology assessment panel was to develop a hierarchy of enabling technologies and to segregate them into two categories--those which are primarily commercially driven and those which are primarily driven by DoD. Some enabling technology areas fall into middle area in which both commercial industry and DoD are investing. The achievement of the following two objectives is of great importance to the DoD 1 to correctly identify the key enabling technology areas which DoD must follow and invest in, and 2 to assess the maturity and to estimate the on-going investment activity for each technology area.
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