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dc.contributor.authorBuss, Arnold
dc.dateFall 2004
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-26T19:24:45Z
dc.date.available2013-11-26T19:24:45Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37865
dc.descriptionFall 2004 Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Paper Number 20 & Presentation.en_US
dc.descriptionSimulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) SIW Conference Paperen_US
dc.description.abstractA recurring dilemma in the use of simulation models for analytic support of decision-making has been the length of time required to build the simulation model. Although emerging simulations have improved over legacy models, the problem persists. It is particularly difficult to create a simulation model using existing tools that captures only the desired elements affecting the performance measures to be studied. Additionally, there is often a lack of rigorous methodology underlying the model ’s design. Simkit is an Object-Oriented API for creating Discrete Event Simulation (DES) models in Java. Based on proven Event Graph methodology, Simkit has been used to quickly create models in a wide range of areas, including logistics and operational support, undersea models, and models that evaluate algorithms for allocation of weapons and sensors to targets in ground combat. Simkit ’s component-oriented approach facilitates the composition of models using some pre-built and some custom simulation components. This work demonstrates a Graphical User Interface (GUI) for the creation and analysis of Simkit models. It utilizes XML to represent the components, so there is built-in interoperability with many other tools. Specifically, simulation components and models designed in this manner will be capable of interacting with models with Extensible Modeling and Simulation Framework (XMSF) capabilities. In component design mode, a new component is created by drawing the Event Graph and filling in parameters, so that the simulation modeler need not be a sophisticated programmer. In component construction mode, components are hooked together to create a model. In analysis mode, the models are exercised and run according to the desired experimental design. The workbench also has a number of exemplar models that have been extracted from recent NPS Master ’s Theses.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleSimkit Analysis Workbench for Rapid Construction of Modeling and Simulation Componentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)
dc.subject.authorDiscrete Event Simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorEvent Graphsen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulation Componentsen_US


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