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dc.contributor.advisorDarken, Rudolph
dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Kate L.
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:18:00Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:18:00Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44627
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractEarly Synthetic Prototyping (ESP) is a process and set of tools that enable warfighters to inform technology development and acquisition decisions by assessing emerging technologies in a game environment. Collaborators in acquisition, science and technology, and industry can develop models and scenarios for play and assessment. ESP allows an unbounded increase in potentially disruptive ideas to be explored at minimal cost by inviting warfighters at all levels to drive, define, and refine future systems. We conducted a study asking: (1) What feedback can be gathered from game play? (2) Would that feedback be valuable? To this end, groups of military officers were engaged in several scenarios to explore an unmanned vehicle concept called Robotic Wingman. Through the game sessions, players expressed ideas on the characteristics of a preferred interface and how to best employ Wingman. Using a game environment to explore design concepts early in the acquisition process can be applied to early requirement refinement and rudimentary tradeoff analysis. The encouraging results of this preliminary work demonstrate a strong potential to leverage game environments to explore revolutionary concepts to efficiently and effectively shape the future of the Department of Defense.en_US
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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleEarly synthetic prototyping: exploring designs and concepts within gamesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science
dc.subject.authorEarly Synthetic Prototypingen_US
dc.subject.authoracquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorvideo gamesen_US
dc.subject.authorEngineering Resilient Systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorScience and Technologyen_US
dc.subject.authorgame environmenten_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Computer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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