Modeling & Simulation

Modeling & Simulation

Simulator Types

A simulator is a device, computer program, or system that performs simulation. A simulation is a method for implementing a model (see model types) over time. There are three (3) types of commonly uses simulations: [1] Live: Simulation involving real people operating real systems Involve individuals or groups May use actual equipment Should provide a …

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Simulation Based Engineering Science

  Simulation Based Engineering Science (SBES) is a new discipline of engineering and applied science in which modern computational methods and devices and collateral technologies can be combined to resolve fundamental issues far outside the scope of traditional scientific and engineering methods; like prototyping. SBES in an interdisciplinary field, arising from the intersection of more …

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Verification Validation and Accreditation

Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A) are three interrelated but distinct processes that gather and evaluate evidence to determine whether a model or simulation should be used in a given situation and establishing its credibility. The decision to use the simulation will depend on the simulation’s capabilities and correctness, the accuracy of its results, and its …

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M&S Systems Engineering Approach

A Systems Engineering approach to synthetic environments and Modeling & Simulation (M&S) are themselves systems intended to accomplish particular objectives. It follows that M&S Planning represents the initial steps of a disciplined system engineering approach, the elements of which are: [1] M&S Requirements Analysis: Defines the program objectives M&S may be able to satisfy. The contexts …

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Prototyping (M&S)

A Prototype is a physical or virtual model used to evaluate the technical or manufacturing feasibility or military utility of a particular technology or process, concept, end item, or system. Prototyping is used in an acquisition program as a tool for: Risk Reduction Technology maturation Identifying and resolving integration risks Controlling manufacturing and sustainability risks …

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Simulation Based Acquisition (SBA)

  Simulation-Based Acquisition (SBA) is the robust and interactive use of Modeling & Simulation (M&S) throughout the product life cycle. The Program Manager (PM) should employ SBA and M&S during system design, test and evaluation, and modification and upgrade. The PM should collaborate with operational users and consider industry inputs during SBA/M&S program planning. Planning …

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Modeling & Simulation Planning

Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Planning is a function of the Systems Engineering department focused on Test and Evaluation. Deliberate and disciplined planning, accomplished early and iteratively throughout the program’s lifecycle, is essential for effective use of M&S. A M&S plan should be developed that is integrated into the Acquisition Strategy, Systems Engineering Plan (SEP), Test …

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