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dc.contributor.advisorBalogh, Imre
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Michael J.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:36Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:36Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42612
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractDefining accurate representations of group behaviors in simulations is an expensive, time-consuming task. One reason for this is that previously produced behaviors are often not reusable within other scenarios or simulations. Using Hierarchical Task Networks (HTNs) to model military behaviors is a promising technique for addressing this problem. HTNs provide a methodology for linking tactical behaviors, and offer a potential system for representing the military decision-making process at the tactical level. This thesis investigates the use of HTNs within the COMBATXXI model. COMBATXXI provides military planners a detailed representation of combat operations, and supports analysis efforts by providing insights into the effectiveness of weapon systems, unit organizations, and tactics. The use of HTNs within COMBATXXI is a relatively new concept; many aspects of HTN implementation have not been researched in depth. Work in this thesis involved development and testing of HTNs capable of executing a security formation behavior, and coordinating the execution of other ground combat related behaviors. The HTN-controlled behaviors were demonstrated in a simulated version of a United States Marine Corps live fire training range. The composable and dynamic aspects of these behaviors eased the scenario development process and added tactical realism to the test scenario.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modelingdynamict1094542612
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titleModeling dynamic tactical behaviors in COMBATXXI using Hierarchical Task Networksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderStork, Kirk
dc.contributor.departmentMOVES Academic Group
dc.subject.authorAffordanceen_US
dc.subject.authorAutomated Behavioren_US
dc.subject.authorAutomated Planningen_US
dc.subject.authorCOMBATXXIen_US
dc.subject.authorComposable Behavioren_US
dc.subject.authorDynamic Be-havioren_US
dc.subject.authorHierarchical Task Networken_US
dc.subject.authorHTNen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorModelen_US
dc.subject.authorSimulationen_US
dc.subject.authorTactical Behavioren_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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