Accession Number:

ADA461218

Title:

An Experimental Testbed for Battle Planning

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a modular evaluation testbed for Army Course Of Action COA Analysis COAA, with emphasis on research into assessing the feasibility of COAs developed using a simplistic wargaming mechanism. Central to the project is the use of a realistic combat simulation to produce detailed COA evaluation. Components of the testbed include the COA generator Fox-GA developed under the auspices of ARLs Federated Laboratory and based on genetic algorithm technology and the evaluation platform Modular Semi-Automated Forces ModSAF, a widely used modular combat simulation. Emphasis is placed on COA elements, transformation of Fox-GA COAs to ModSAF scenarios, experimental challenges, and statistical approaches to assessing the execution results.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE