Summaries - Research
Back Evaluating/Improving Representation of Intelligence Capabilities and Processes in Combat Modeling with Demonstration in COMBATXXI
|Division||Research & Sponsored Programs|
|Department||NPS Naval Research Program|
|Investigator(s)||Blais, Curtis L.|
|Sponsor||NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)|
The 2016 Marine Corps Operating Concept describes an enhanced concept of intelligence as follows: "Current and future forces will increasingly rely on sensors, networks, architectures, and tradecraft to establish and maintain battlespace awareness, influence the operating environment, and support decision-making at higher headquarters and on down to the point of action... [We] must seek to capture the value of pushing networked intelligence down to tactical units throughout the MAGTF."
Simulating capabilities described in the operational concept requires representation of intelligence collection, processing, dissemination, and utilization up and down the command hierarchy, and representation of battlefield effects obtained from the availability and application of such intelligence. Representation of these processes in combat simulations is critical in influencing combat outcomes that provide an analytic basis for warfighting requirements and system acquisition decisions. As the Marine Corps and Army evolve capabilities and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) in the area of intelligence, models must be able to represent current intelligence capabilities to serve as a baseline for studies, and must be modifiable to enable analysts to represent future capabilities for comparison.
While addressing the broad modeling considerations, we propose to investigate and evaluate current capabilities implemented in the USMC/US Army Combined Arms Analysis Tool for the 21st Century (COMBATXXI), the primary analytic simulation used by both services to support studies of future warfighting systems, capabilities, and methodologies. The project will conduct experiments to examine the sensitivity of scenario execution outcomes on modeled capabilities and to recommend improvements to COMBATXXI capabilities. Deliverables will consist of a technical report on the study approach and findings, as well as documented software (code and behaviors) developed during the study.
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