Accession Number:

ADA291864

Title:

Autonomous Agent Interactions in a Real-Time Simulation System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

The major problem addressed by this research is the design and implementation of a command and control architecture to add company-level missions to an existing real-time combat-simulation system. The US Army is using Modular Semi-Autonomous Forces ModSAF to conduct research in simulation training. ModSAF only provides platoon and vehicle missions. Adding company level missions to ModSAF will allow a single operator to effectively control a greater number of forces and retain realistic behaviors. The approach taken was to utilize ModSAFs finite-state machine architecture, and NPSNET -- a three dimensional combat-simulation system, to develop, test, and implement a company-level combat simulation mission. Simplistic terrain reasoning algorithms and a command and control finite state machine architecture were added to the ModSAF system. The result is a prototype company-level mission Occupy an Assembly Area, providing a successful proof-of- concept implementation of company level mission development using ModSAFs current finite state machine architecture. This research provides the groundwork for further development of company-level combat simulations in ModSAF.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE