Social Impacts Module (SIM) Transition
Technical rept. Oct 2011-Sep 2012
ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS CENTER MONTEREY CA
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The Social Impact Module SIM is a discrete event simulation developed and implemented using Java SimKit Libraries. Fiscal year 2012 guidance from the Director of the Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC Analysis Center TRAC stated that SIM would be transitioned from TRAC-Monterey MTRY to TRAC-White Sands Missile Range WSMR. The transition occurred over a series of milestones than began with defining requirements and ended with the delivery of three software versions. TRAC-WSMR, the primary stakeholder, and TRAC-MTRY, the model provider, worked in concert to ensure development adhered to written specifications. At the conclusion of SIM Transition, TRAC-WSMR owned SIM, a fully functional model that simulates population responses, key leader engagements, and social network activity. Throughout FY12, developers improved model functionality, stabilizing the models for use in TRACs Irregular Warfare Tactical Wargame IW TWG. Through rigorous testing, the team verified that model outputs are traceable back to initialization data in the scenario file. Additionally, model documentation ensured that SIM is explainable by the analyst employing the model for the TWG use case.
- Sociology and Law
- Computer Programming and Software
- Unconventional Warfare