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Cultural Modeling of Command and Control Echelons

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Final rept. Sep 2001-Apr 2004

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The Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL funded Micro Analysis and Design MAD to address the needs of the Cultural Modeling of Command and Control CMC2 project from September 2001 to April 2004. Specifically, the technical effort consisted of three primary objectives as follows 1Investigate cultural factors and add cultural modeling capabilities to an existing human performance modeling tool to allow users to easily inject cultural effects into a human performance model 2Create a client-server architecture between the Human Performance Model HPM tool and a constructive simulation using High Level Architecture HLA and Direct Shared Memory DSM to allow entities to receive higher fidelity behavioral representation from an external simulation tool 3Develop a model of an Integrated Air Defense System IADS for two different cultures to demonstrate the functionality of the enhanced HPM tool as well as the interaction of the HPM with a constructive simulation operating in a client-server environment. Two existing technologies were selected for this effort the Combat Automation Requirements Testbed CART and the Joint Integrated Mission Model JIMM. CART was chosen as the human performance modeling tool to be upgraded with cultural modeling capabilities and was modified to communicate using a client-server architecture via HLA and DSM. JIMM was selected as the constructive simulation to link with the enhanced CART HPM tool to enable it to receive higher fidelity human performance representations. The end product of the CMC2 effort is a toolkit capable of performing cultural modeling within an HPM tool and benefiting from the many advantages of a stand-alone HPM operating through a client-server architecture.

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  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

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