Building Software Tools for Combat Modeling and Analysis
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The focus of this thesis is to use and leverage the strengths of dynamic computer program analysis methodologies in software engineering testing and debugging such as program behavior modeling and event grammars to automate the building and analysis of combat simulations. An original high level language METALS Meta-Language for Combat Simulations and its associated parser and C code generator were designed to reduce the amount of time and developmental efforts needed to build sophisticated real world combat simulations. A C simulation of the Navys current mine avoidance problem in littoral waters was generated using high level METALS description in the thesis as a demonstration. The software tools that were developed will allow users to focus their attention and efforts in the problem domain while sparing them to a considerable extent the rigors of detailed implementation.
- Computer Programming and Software