Chronicle of the Evolution and Potential of the NETMAN Model
Research note Jun 1980-May 1981
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA SCIENCE CENTER
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An overview is presented of the past efforts, extending over more than five years, relative to the NETMAN computer simulation model. NETMANs goal is to allow analysis of military field exercise control systems through digital simulation techniques. The efforts include design of the simulation model itself, extensive sensitivity tests, model enhancements, validity testing against outside criterion data, and application of the model to a new field exercise control system concept. The NETMAN model is structured to simulated the message handling aspects of 1 field exercise data collection and message coding by referees 2 message transmission by radio operators 3 message entry into and processing by a control computer including decoding and data base update and 4 receipt of the decoded message by a controller. The tasks performed at each level plus delays are simulated stochastically and results are generated in terms of message processing effectiveness. The primary purpose of this report is to summarize the past and recent efforts using the NETMAN and its predecessor model MANMOD so that an objective evaluation can be made for future action andor utilization.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Non-Radio Communications