Support of JCATS limited V&V
Taylor, James G.
MetadataShow full item record
The goal of this study effort was to assess the ability of the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) to simulate the capabilities of non- lethal weapons (NLW) and to provide a product that can be incorporated into the full VV&A of JCATS. This work investigated the first 32 algorithms on the JNLWD V&V Priority List. It evaluated JCATS algorithms in two ways: (1) verification of computer code against algorithm documentation, and (2) appropriateness of algorithms within context of U.S. Army current model standards. All 32 algorithms were verified, with very few discrepancies with the documentation being found. Of these 32 algorithms, only 25 were documented already by LLNL in the JOATS Algorithm Manual so documentation for the remaining 7 was developed with the help of LLNL from documentation internal to the JCATS computer code. Evaluation of these algorithms (actually a subset of five or so key algorithms) within the context of a compendium of algorithms developed for the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) developed by AMSAA revealed that several key algorithms (particularly target acquisition) should be upgraded, if possible. This research also revealed a document that could be used to provide the theoretical basis of most of the AMSAA algorithms, particularly those for attrition. Such a document was never available to LLNL. Although some key algorithms should be upgraded (mainly because of modeling and simulation developments of the last five years or so), all JCATS algorithms (including its target-acquisition algorithm) were at one time more than adequate for analysis purposes. Moreover, overall the algorithms reviewed are deemed to be adequate (particularly in comparison with Janus Army) for playing close combat with non-lethal weapons in urban terrain for purposes of analysis. Further work (particularly along the lines of the issues raised by this work) is necessary, however, to document these modeling issues.
NPS Report NumberNPS-MA-01-001
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Design and integration of a three degrees-of freedom robotic vehicle with control moment gyro for the Autonomous Multiagent Physically Interacting Spacecraft (AMPHIS) testbed Hall, Jason S. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-09);The use of fractionated spacecraft systems in on-orbit spacecraft assembly has the potential to provide benefits to both the defense and civil space community. To this end, much research must be conducted to develop and ...
Burke, Bryan T. (2000);The theory of optimum radar detection is well known and is generally implemented in expensive ASICs or supercomputers. However, today's state-of-the-art FPGAs are capable of performing relatively complex algorithms and ...
Luqi; Zhang, Lynn; Berzins, Valdis; Qiao, Ying (2004-12);This paper presents a novel approach for development of complex real-time systems, called the documentation-driven development (DDD) approach. This approach can enhance enhance integration of computer aided software ...