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Visual unified modeling language for the composition of scenarios in modeling and simulation systems
Author(s): Michael L. Talbert; Daniel E. Swayne
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Paper Abstract

The Department of Defense uses modeling and simulation systems in many various roles, from research and training to modeling likely outcomes of command decisions. Simulation systems have been increasing in complexity with the increased capability of low-cost computer systems to support these DOD requirements. The demand for scenarios is also increasing, but the complexity of the simulation systems has caused a bottleneck in scenario development due to the limited number of individuals with knowledge of the arcane simulator languages in which these scenarios are written. This research combines the results of previous efforts from the Air Force Institute of Technology in visual modeling languages to create a language that unifies description of entities within a scenario with its behavior using a visual tool that was developed in the course of this research. The resulting language has a grammar and syntax that can be parsed from the visual representation of the scenario. The language is designed so that scenarios can be described in a generic manner, not tied to a specific simulation system, allowing the future development of modules to translate the generic scenario into simulation system specific scenarios.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6227, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science X, 62270J (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.663672
Show Author Affiliations
Michael L. Talbert, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel E. Swayne, Air Force Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6227:
Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science X
Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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