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A Simulation Based Design Environment for Network Centric Warfare Using Distributed Analysis

Author: Brett Malone, Phoenix Integration


A design environment has been constructed to assist designers and analysts in performing concept studies and optimization based on distributed analysis and simulation tools. This environment uses application server-based techniques to host distributed simulations and analysis tools. These components are then linked through a common client interface to build an integrated model. A set of unique design exploration tools provides the analyst with a decision support environment for performance, cost, and operational assessments. A design example based on this architecture is shown. This example illustrates discrete configuration selection of platform and sensor types based on a non-gradient based optimization algorithm to defeat various threats given system cost constraints.

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