An Experimental Testbed for Battle Planning
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics