Accession Number : ADA604335
Title : Prototype of a Graphical CONOPS (Concept of Operations) Development Environment for Agile Systems Engineering
Descriptive Note : Final technicla rept.
Corporate Author : STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ
Personal Author(s) : Cloutier, Robert
Report Date : 30 Aug 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 142
Abstract : The goal of the research performed under this task was to continue the investigation of graphical 3D gaming environments in the construction of a shared mental model during concept development. A result of the research is an artifact that is a proof of concept prototype, the Integrated Concept Engineering Framework (ICEF). The ICEF is intended to provide a 3D virtual guide through the development of a CONOPS, and also to integrate various tools and applications currently in common usage across industry. This integration is a widely-sought capability, one which will enable current CONOPS developers and users the flexibility to import and export analysis parameters and results to and from various familiar and well-used tools. Legacy systems are a fact of life in operational concerns; this prototype is intended to demonstrate interconnectivity on a limited scale between specific simulation and mathematical modeling software packages, via main operational environment that was built using a game development engine. This final report summarizes the work performed toward improving the process of generating a concept of operations through the use of 3D graphical tools. Section-2 of this report contains reports that have been documented from previous phases of this research project that started in July 2009.
Descriptors : *GAME THEORY , *GRAPHICS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , INTEGRATION , LESSONS LEARNED , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING , MENTAL ABILITY , MODELS , PARAMETERS , PROTOTYPES , SIMULATION
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE