Modeling & Simulation

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is defined as the use of models, including emulators, prototypes, simulators, and stimulators, either statically or over time, to develop data as a basis for making managerial or technical decisions.

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Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) of AJEM, DREAM, ESAMS, and FLAME Models and the Tri-Services Flare Database

What is the verification, validation, and accreditation status of AJEM, DREAM, ESAMS, and FLAME models and the Tri-Services Flare Database?

Missile Simulations and Validation of Physics-Based Models Without Direct Access to Real Weapon Flight Test Data

What information is available on missile simulations and validation of physics-based models without direct access to real weapon flight test data?

Model Managers for COMBAT XXI, ATCOM, AWARS, CADARS, SoSAM, and OneSAF

Can you identify the model managers for the COMBAT XXI, ATCOM, AWARS, CADARS, SoSAM, and OneSAF modeling and simulation tools?


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Modeling & Simulation: Battle Readiness in a Virtual World

As the world becomes more complex, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) faces a range of challenges that demands innovative solutions. One tool that has proven invaluable in this regard is modeling and simulation (M&S)—the process of creating a representation of a system or process and then using that representation to explore and test different scenarios.

AFWERX Autonomy Prime partners demonstrate autonomous flight capabilities, make history at AGILE FLAG

AFWERX Autonomy Prime Partners Demonstrate Autonomous Flight Capabilities, Make History at AGILE FLAG

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AFRL) – AFWERX Autonomy Prime partner Xwing Inc. made history by flying the first autonomous logistics mission as part of the U.S. Air Force exercise AGILE FLAG 24-1 at McClellan Airfield in Sacramento,…


Can Math Secure Mixed Reality Systems From Attack

DARPA’s Intrinsic Cognitive Security program seeks proposals to develop computational science that protects Defense Department systems from potential adversary exploits. The increasing use of mixed reality systems could become a new potential vulnerability. Mixed reality…


Optimization Techniques:  Improving Effectiveness for Defense Simulation Models

When performing defense system analysis with simulation models, a great deal of time and effort are expended, creating representations of real-world scenarios in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) simulation tools.  However, once these models have…

The Bilateral Enterprise Analysis Model (BEAM)

The Bilateral Enterprise Analysis Model (BEAM) is a new joint campaign tool that enables easy analysis of strategy, force structure, or infrastructure changes. It has an enterprise resolution, which is less detailed than campaign simulations. …

Modeling and Simulation on the Final Frontier With AFSIM

The Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration, and Modeling (AFSIM) is a government-owned, military simulation framework that enables users to perform complex mission-level simulations for analysis and experimentation. Since 2016, AFSIM’s notional space capabilities have been…


Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data & AI Symposium

Advantage DoD 2024:  Defense Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI) Symposium is a three-day cyber and modeling-focused symposium. Key topics include generative AI, large language models, data and analytics, enablers (such as tools for small businesses,…

Immerse Global Summit 2023

The Immerse Global Summit (IGS) will be colocating with Synapse at MetaCenter Global Week in 2023, which will be held in Orlando, a region saturated with resources for building the foundation of the Metaverse. This…

I/ITSEC 2023

The annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) showcases simulation, education, modeling, and training technology for the exchange of information among industry, the military, and the educational communities. I/ITSEC is organized and sponsored by…