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A Methodology for Doctrine in Modeling and Simulation: Battle Management Language (BML) and the Mission to Means Framework (MMF)

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In collaboration with the US Army and selected US Naval and US Air Force projects, the Defense Modeling and Simulation Office developed the Missions and Means Framework MMF - a framework for explicitly specifying the military mission and quantitatively evaluating the mission utility of alternative warfighting Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership, Personnel, and Facilities DOTMLPF services and products.. The MMF provides a disciplined, repeatable procedure for explicitly specifying the mission and assessing mission accomplishment. Its mission statement and assessment procedure accounts for the tangible, physical objectively measurable factors traditional Testing Evaluation as well as the intangible, cognitive ultimately subjective factors traditional warfighter expertise that constitute mission success. An essential part of the MMF is the ability to perform studies and analysis based on doctrinally correct missions. Battle Management Language BML provides an explicit task description of these missions, These missions can be derived from actual operational sources with BML and represented in a detailed format appropriate for simulating operations for the MMF. This paper describes both how BML can be used to enable the MMF, particularly in the area of simulating operations. The MMF provides a robust mission decomposition methodology, which conceptually can supply BML with a doctrinal foundation. In that BML has been developed to address Command and Control C2 to Simulation interoperability problems, this paper gives a case study in how interoperability solutions can be used in various applications.

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  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

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