Accession Number:

ADA604335

Title:

Prototype of a Graphical CONOPS (Concept of Operations) Development Environment for Agile Systems Engineering

Descriptive Note:

Final technicla rept.

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-08-30

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The goal of the research performed under this task was to continue the investigation of graphical 3D gaming environments in the construction of a shared mental model during concept development. A result of the research is an artifact that is a proof of concept prototype, the Integrated Concept Engineering Framework ICEF. The ICEF is intended to provide a 3D virtual guide through the development of a CONOPS, and also to integrate various tools and applications currently in common usage across industry. This integration is a widely-sought capability, one which will enable current CONOPS developers and users the flexibility to import and export analysis parameters and results to and from various familiar and well-used tools. Legacy systems are a fact of life in operational concerns this prototype is intended to demonstrate interconnectivity on a limited scale between specific simulation and mathematical modeling software packages, via main operational environment that was built using a game development engine. This final report summarizes the work performed toward improving the process of generating a concept of operations through the use of 3D graphical tools. Section-2 of this report contains reports that have been documented from previous phases of this research project that started in July 2009.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE