Scenario Generation to Support Mission Planning
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB ROME NY INFORMATION DIRECTORATE
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The transition of effect based operations EBO, dynamic planning and predictive battlespace awareness PBA to the operational environment is resulting in a major shift in the mission planning paradigm. The changes facing mission planners are coupled with a changing adversarial environment. As a result, the mission planning domain is required to support both traditional doctrine based opponents as well as emerging asymmetric adversaries. Mission planners currently utilize whiteboards and documented results in spreadsheets and presentations to support decision making with limited automated tool support. New analysis capabilities must be developed for mission planners to leverage emerging mission planning concepts. This paper will explore EBO scenario generation techniques that can aid the mission planning domain by streamlining the mission planning cycle. Key concepts to be addressed include 1 utilizing EBO scenario management and generation to direct multiple simulation runs 2 leveraging simulations to support PBA 3 maximizing utilization of existing and future tools to support the decision process and 4 providing analysts with actionable information. This paper will highlight a proof of concept demonstration, along with an operational use study.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics