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Phenomenological modeling and simulation in support of model abstraction: computational electromagnetics--an overview
Author(s): Donald R. Pflug
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Paper Abstract

Successful modeling and simulation of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems requires not only the inclusion of the relevant C4ISR processes involved in the problem under study but also inclusion of the physics behind some of the simulation objects. The electromagnetic performance of the various sensors present in the simulation and the electromagnetic effects caused by the platforms on which the sensors reside are examples. The physical science necessary to simulate such physical effects is called Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) and can provide high quality performance data capable of enhancing the accuracy and value of C4ISR simulations. Unfortunately the simulation of these effects from first principles cannot be done in even near real time. Model Abstraction needs to be applied to such phenomenological simulations to extract out data of the required accuracy in reasonable simulation time. This paper reviews state-of-the-art CEM with a view towards stimulating the development of those Model Abstraction techniques required to incorporate CEM phenomenology into the C4ISR modeling and simulation world.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3696, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III, (22 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351189
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Donald R. Pflug, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3696:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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