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dc.contributor.advisorDarken, Christian
dc.contributor.authorHarder, Byron R.
dc.dateMar-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T16:31:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-10T16:31:36Z
dc.date.issued2017-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/52986
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractProduction combat models and simulations do not have an automated planning capability for multiple units in a command structure, and they lack tools for forward reasoning about effects such as suppression by firepower. These gaps limit modeled battle planning to the speed of meticulous human input. We present an architectural framework for automated battle planners, advocating a separation-of-duties approach—for example, between maneuver and fires—for the design and management of complex planning systems. We then describe a conceptual model for an automated fire support planning component, using greedy best-first search in continuous-time plan-space to reduce the risk of a given maneuver plan in polynomial time. We present an implementation of this component in an architecture conformant to the planning framework. We then describe a quantitative and qualitative approach to verification and validation of a planning model, and apply it to the fire support planner implementation. The results demonstrate that the automated fire support plans are effective at improving simulated combat results after a reasonable running time and have some realistic emergent properties. In addition to the novel planning algorithm, this research provides design principles, evaluation techniques, and promising results to guide improvements in behavior automation for combat models.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/automatedbattlep1094552986
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.titleAutomated battle planning for combat models with maneuver and fire supporten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Science (CS)
dc.subject.authormodeling and simulationen_US
dc.subject.authorautomated planningen_US
dc.subject.authorcognitive behavioren_US
dc.subject.authorartificial intelligenceen_US
dc.subject.authorcombat modelsen_US
dc.subject.authorverification and validationen_US
dc.subject.authorarchitecturesen_US
dc.subject.authorplanning frameworken_US
dc.subject.authorderived modelsen_US
dc.subject.authorrisk intervalsen_US
dc.subject.authorfire supporten_US
dc.subject.authorhierarchical task networksen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonel, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameDoctor of Philosophy in Modeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelDoctoralen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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