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A simulated force generator with an adaptive command structure
Author(s): P. Jeff Hanes
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Paper Abstract

The Force Laydown Automated Generator (FLAG) is a script-driven behavior model that automatically creates military formations from the platoon level up to division level for use in simulations built on the FLAMES simulation framework. The script allows users to define formation command structure, command relationships, vehicle type and equipment, and behaviors. We have used it to automatically generate more than 3000 units in a single simulation. Currently, FLAG is used in the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/MN) to assist their Comprehensive Analysis Process (CAP). It produces a reasonable threat laydown of red forces for testing their blue concept weapons. Our success in the application of FLAG leads us to believe that it offers an invaluable potential for use in training environments and other applications that need a large number of reactive, adaptive forces - red or blue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6227, Enabling Technologies for Simulation Science X, 62270G (22 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665913
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P. Jeff Hanes, Applied Research Associates (United States)

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

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