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Behavior modeling through CHAOS for simulation of dismounted soldier operations
Author(s): Emiel Ubink; Frank Aldershoff; Wouter Lotens; Arend Woering
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Paper Abstract

One of the major challenges in human behavior modeling for military applications is dealing with all factors that can influence behavior and performance. In a military context, behavior and performance are influenced by the task at hand, the internal (cognitive and physiological) and external (climate, terrain, threat, equipment, etc.) state. Modeling the behavioral effects of all these factors in a centralized manner would lead to a complex rule-base that is difficult to maintain or expand. To better cope with this complexity we have developed the Capability-based Human-performance Architecture for Operational Simulation (CHAOS). CHAOS is a multi-agent system for human behavior modeling that is based on pandemonium theory. Every agent in CHAOS represents a specific part of behavior, such as 'reaction to threat' or 'performing a patrol task'. These agents are competing over a limited set of resources that represent human capabilities. By combining the element of competition with multiple limited resources, CHAOS allows us to model stress, strain and multi-tasking in an intuitive manner. The CHAOS architecture is currently used in firefighter and dismounted soldier simulations and has shown itself to be suitable for human behavior and performance modeling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6965, Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations III, 696504 (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.774650
Show Author Affiliations
Emiel Ubink, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Frank Aldershoff, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Wouter Lotens, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Arend Woering, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6965:
Modeling and Simulation for Military Operations III
Dawn A. Trevisani, Editor(s)

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