Accession Number:

ADA231543

Title:

A Conceptual Design for the Model Integration and Management System

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The Model Integration and Management System MIMS is a structured modeling framework designed to simplify the installation or creation of models within a common environment as part od RANDs Military Operations Simulations Facility MOSF Donohue et. al., 1986. The goal of the MOSF is to enhance the quality of tactical and strategic military analysis and the effectiveness with which is performed. Current operational requirements associated with applying a model are so restrictive that the alternative, lower cost system is needed. The system must allow the analyst to interface more easily with the one model without having to make changes to it. the MIMS is designed with a high degree of generality, allowing commonly used tools e.g., graphics, data management, statistics, and mathematical algorithms to be readily accessible. The analyst is provided with a standard set of model independent interfaces to these tools and the models and therefore need only learn one set of user friendly protocols. In addition, there is no need to alter the model, eliminating one source of extensive delays. The MIMS uses decision support system, knowledge based system, and intelligent database methodologies that interface with the analyst and automate many of the repetitive, tedious tasks performed by database and modeling technical analysts and programmers.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE