Innovative Analytic Techniques for Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS).
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The use of distributed interactive simulation DIS for analytic purposes is relatively new and few analytic tools and techniques have been developed. This paper describes three techniques for analyzing data from SIMNET or DIS exercises beginning with a case study describing the use of SIMNET data to evaluate fiber optic guided weapon concepts. From the work, three techniques for analyzing data tapes from SIMNET or DIS exercises have evolved. The techniques are statistical data analysis, imposing a model on DIS data, and replaying an exercise to a crew in a simulator. These techniques can be used to extend results from a DIS exercise for example, sensitivity analyses can be produced or they can be used to exploit data from previously recorded DIS exercises to produce results from issues other than those for which the exercise was originally conducted. The paper describes each technique in detail and illustrates each with a series of examples to demonstrate that, for some systems and some issues, one can develop interesting insights and results from archived SIMNET or DIS exercises.
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