Adapting the A2C2 experiment for use with MTWS
Greenwood, Davis F.
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The goals of the Office of Naval Research sponsored Adaptive Architectures for Command and Control (A2C2) research project are to study current and future joint command and control (C2) issues and develop theories about adaptive C2 architectures. The project includes three tiers of model-based human-in-the-loop experiments ranging from ones using simple, highly abstract computer-based simulations (Tier I), through more complex, realistic simulations (Tier II), to involvement in wargames and operational experiments (Tier III). Three Tier I experiments have been conducted to date, and a fourth is in planning. All have employed the Distributed Dynamic Decisionmaking III simulation, developed for this type of experiment, and all have involved variants of the same amphibious scenario. The purpose of this thesis is to help the A2C2 research team prepare for Tier II experiments. The target platform for Tier II is the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Tactical Warfare Simulator (MTWS), a detailed and highly realistic stochastic simulation designed to train decision-makers. The author investigated the degree to which Tier I techniques and procedures can be transitioned to Tier II/ MTWS by adapting the A2C2 scenario to the NTWS environment. This thesis also discusses extracting experimental data from MTWS
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