Published:  January 9, 2020

M&S Applied Across Broad Spectrum Defense and Federal Endeavors

This year’s theme is ‘Innovation’ – a term that often spurs thoughts of an inspired new gadget or possibly a way of doing something in a different manner. The Merriam-Webster definition simply states that innovation is “the introduction of something new” – that’s a pretty broad definition and certainly open to interpretation. A recent podcast panel on the topic provided varied perspectives from the participants, but in the end the group came to the consensus that innovation is “Executing an idea which addresses a specific challenge and achieves value for both the company and the customer.” The papers in this year’s journal certainly meet that definition – they each highlight excellent examples of meeting a very diverse set of government needs and challenges (the customer) by establishing capabilities via the innovative use of modeling and simulation expertise and tools that provided enduring value to both the innovator and the customer.

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M&S Applied Across Broad Spectrum Defense and Federal Endeavors

Welcome to the annual CSIAC edition on Modeling and Simulation. This year’s theme is ‘Innovation’ – a term that often spurs thoughts of an inspired new gadget or possibly a way of doing something in…

Optimizing for Mission Success Using a Stochastic Gaming Simulation

This article describes how mission scenarios created using gaming software can be used as a graphical concept of operations (CONOPS) and optimized to ensure the highest probability of mission success. Traditional optimization methods have not…

Enabling Joint Synthetic Training Interoperability through Joint Federated Common Data Services

The Joint Training Enterprise (JTE) requires effective integration of and technical interoperability among disparate synthetic training capabilities from across the Services to enhance joint operational capability and achieve joint readiness. Opportunities to enhance joint training…

View and Viewpoint Based Digital Signoff using OpenMBEE as an Authoritative Source of Truth

Following the DoD’s Digital Engineering (DE) strategy NAVAIR’s Systems Engineering Transformation (SET) Framework investigates the modeling, feasibility and collaboration with an Authoritative Source of Truth (AST) as part of a digital engineering environment. This ongoing…

Hybrid Network Emulation with Cyber and Electronic Warfare Effects

Hybrid network emulation (HNE) [9], [10], [11] is comprised of a discrete-event simulated links/networks and virtual machines (VMs)/containers that send and receive traffic through such links/or networks (e.g., Figure 1). It allows testing network applications…

Reconfigurable Signal-Injection Missile Simulation (RSIMS)

A Case Study of Innovation through the Implementation of a Common Architecture and the Creation of a Collaborative Development Environment Modeling and simulation has been used in the development of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) missile…

AFSIM: The Air Force Research Laboratory’s Approach to Making M&S Ubiquitous in the Weapon System Concept Development Process

The idea behind AFSIM is a common modeling framework, using common models in a common environment with a common threat laydown. To encourage buy-in across government and industry, AFRL not only built a robust product…