A Framework for Simulation Support of the MDMP
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
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Simulation used for tactical Army training is well understood. The proposed merging of C4I and simulation systems for planning is not as clearly defined. Solving the problem requires a theoretical model based on doctrine. Army doctrine defines the current MDMP process and products. Therefore, it may serve as the basis for criteria to define simulation support in the MDMP. But doctrine is not easily converted into object-oriented requirements for coding. Furthermore, simulations inherent flexibility, interoperability, entity behaviors, recording, and decision support capabilities require additions to the doctrine. This research attempts to answer the question, What are the functional criteria necessary for a war-gaming simulation to support the MDMP during tactical operations It proposes a criteria framework for simulation support of the MDMP. The framework is derived from doctrine and previous studies. Subject matter experts give feedback on the framework through a survey. The resulting product may be used to define the requirements for a tactical planning simulation to support the current MDMP.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems