Accession Number : ADA553138


Title :   3CE Methodology for Conducting a Modeling, Simulation, and Instrumentation Tool Capability Analysis


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR FORT BELVOIR VA NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRONIC SENSORS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Self, Mid ; Harkrider, Susan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553138.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The Cross Command Collaboration Effort (3CE) was chartered to define and integrate common Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) processes as well as a Modeling, Simulation, and Instrumentation (MS&I) environment to support design, development, experimentation, testing, and training of new capabilities and systems across all stages of the acquisition lifecycle. Over the past two years, 3CE systems engineers have developed a system engineering process that uses analytical measures of performance and data elements to derive the technical requirements for a modeling, simulation, and instrumentation (MS&I) environment. This methodology uses the DoDAF product set to document operational and systems functions that are subsequently translated into a simulation requirements specification. The final product of this 3CE system engineering process is the development of a structured methodology to compare and evaluate available MS&I tool capabilities against the analytically derived requirements. The process was tested and refined in order to increase responsiveness to M&S events such as the Spin Out IBCT LUT. Inefficiencies in the systems engineering process were identified and resolved, such as duplication of data elements derived from DoDAF operational and system views used to support the process. In addition, the analytical and systems engineering teams began using System Architect, a COTS tool, in order to streamline the development of operational and system view products and facilitate reuse for customer sponsored events. The refined process has recently been applied in an end-to-end fashion to define an MS&I environment to support the XM-25 counter-defilade target engagement system. This paper will describe the improved systems engineering process that responds quickly to event planning and execution. The paper will then describe the application of the methodology to complete the end-to-end systems engineering process.


Descriptors :   *ARMY EQUIPMENT , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , INSTRUMENTATION , MODELS , SIMULATION , SYMPOSIA , TEST EQUIPMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE