Applicability assessment for maritime operations simulation (MarOpsSim)--phase II
Buss, Arnold H.
Halwachs, Thomas E.
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The Maritime Operations Simulation (MarOpsSim) is a modern discrete event simulation being used by the U.S. Coast Guard. MarOpsSim was originally developed by the U.S. Coast Guard Research & Development Center to examine elements of the Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement missions. MarOpsSim is now being extended to encompass all 14 Deepwater missions to support the Deepwater Acquisition. This document reports the results of the Core Verification and Validation (Core V&V) effort conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School by the authors. Based on the analysis and assessment made so far, it can be concluded that MarOpsSim is a modeling tool that can be used to reasonably represent the characteristics and behavior of the Coast Guard against the demands of and in the operating environments described in, the Modeling and Simulation Master Plan (MSMP). Furthermore, MarOpsSim produces output that can be summarized and analyzed to consistently generate Coast Guard system performance measures also described in the MSMP.