Military Applications of Simulation

A Selected Review

Published in: Applied System Simulation: Methodologies and Applications / Edited By Mohammad S. Obaidat and Georgios I. Papadimitriou (Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003), ch. 18, p. 407-436

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2002

by Paul K. Davis

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This chapter provides a selective overview of simulation activities taking place within the U.S. defense community. It touches upon work with virtual reality, entity-level simulation for analysis, highly distributed simulation in exercises and experimentation, and low-resolution exploratory analysis for higher-level force planning.

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