Accession Number:

ADA422885

Title:

Modeling and Simulation of the Military Intelligence Process

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Jul 2003-Mar 2004

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

There is concern within U.S. space and intelligence organizations that the current Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination processes may be insufficient to support current and future Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance systems. As part of a larger intelligence process, more detailed analysis becomes critical to determine what portions need to be improved. This analysis can be accomplished by simulation, which is appropriate due to the complexity of the process and the ability to compare variations in the process. We construct a high level model of a generalized military intelligence process based in part on the Intelligence Cycle outlined in Joint Publications. Using the Arena process oriented simulation software, our modular simulation can be used for quick turn studies on changes to the process, specifically with respect to classical measures such as quality, quantity, and timeliness. A sample study using the basic framework of the intelligence process with statistical analysis is also conducted.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE