Embedded simulation systems for network based defense


  • Suzic Robert

Publish date: 2005-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--1828--SE

Pages: 40

Written in: English


Simulation has been a useful tool for the defence within fields of education, training, analyses, development of tactics etc. However, to date most simulations are considered to be separate, off line tool that do not interact on-line with the physical (defense) systems. In the future a new kind of simulations, called embedded simulations can be used. An embedded simulation uses an on line simulation as a means to support controll or optimize a physical system. New technological advances such as enhanced computer power and common operation picture represented in computer understandable manner enable the use of embedded simulations. However, to use embedded simulations in a system such as Network Based Defense (NBD) requires efficient simulation methods as well as good human-computer interfaces In most cases the embedded simulations have to run much faster than real time and have to be adapted to NBD´s different decision cycles. The focus of this study was on summary of related research, a proof-of-concept implementation and identification of Network Based Defense´s (NBD) requirements on embedded simulations. We explaine and exemplify the use of embedded simulations as a real time effect s-based decision support tool in a military operation other than war.