Managed Readiness Simulator (MARS) V2: Implementation of the Managed Readiness Model
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) CENTRE FOR OPERATIONAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS
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The Managed Readiness Simulator MARS is a versatile program that allows the user to quickly simulate a wide range of Canadian Forces readiness Scenarios to determine if the Resources of an Establishment are able to satisfy the requirements of a set of operational Tasks. The first version of MARS V1 was successfully applied to a preliminary analysis of the Armys plans to generate the forces required for Task Force Afghanistan. However, several aspects of the MARS V1 architecture and design were identified as factors limiting the potential of MARS to address larger and more complex scenarios. After a significant redesign, the second version of MARS V2 now incorporates a more advanced software architecture that integrates database technology into simulation execution and a new managed readiness model with a more advanced feature set that includes support for Establishment dynamics. The purpose of this paper is to document the implementation of the MARS V2 managed readiness model in the new software architecture. The intended audience is the analyst responsible for the implementation of MARS features and capabilities. The contents are both comprehensive and detailed such that the implementation of all aspects of the model can be understood and modified if necessary.
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