An Agent-based Approach to Evaluating the Impact of Technologies on C2
APTIMA INC WOBURN MA
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The dynamic nature of hostile, urban environments has resulted in an increased interest in novel command and control C2 technologies and associated tactics, techniques, and procedures TTPs. However, the introduction of new technologies to support C2 significantly impacts performance and effectiveness of military forces. The goal of our research was to support the assessment of novel Communications, Command, Control and Intelligence C3I technologies that addressed various challenges of Military Operations in Urban Terrain MOUT. Our novel approach combined the strengths of field assessment with virtual and constructive simulations, which can quantify the effects of technologies and associated TTPs that span a wide range of capabilities including sensing, situation awarenesscommand and control SAC2, and shaping components. These evaluation capabilities are complemented by support for optimizing TTPs and organizational structure to improve performance across a variety of metrics e.g. mission completion time, execution tempo, team task load, etc.. Initial assessments were validated by comparing results from field studies and simulations, which confirmed that our approach identified force-multiplying effects of emerging technologies.
- Information Science
- Operations Research
- Computer Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics