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The Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGT'F) Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) is the next generation training system for the U.S. Marine Corps. MTWS is designed to support training of tactical commanders and their staffs in Command Post Exercises, Field Exercises, and exercises involving a combination of live forces and simulated forces. This paper provides(More)
This work presents a framework and a Graphical User Interface, Viskit, for the creation and analysis of component-based Discrete Event Simulation models. Two primary elements of the tool are discussed. In component design mode, a new component is created by drawing the Event Graph and filling in parameters, so that the simulation modeler need not be a(More)
The Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Tactical Warfare Simulation (MTWS) system is a computer-assisted, two-sided warfare gaming system designed to support training of U.S. Marine Corps commanders and their staffs. Primary requirements for the system were written in the early 1980s. Since then, a transition in training from uni-service to joint and(More)
In a net-centric environment, data, tools and people operate in a distributed network. We explore a generic, flexible, scalable, usable and intelligent web services architecture framework that enables sharing and integration of web services on the fly. As an example application, the envisioned Web Service Architecture Intelligent Framework (WSAIF) is(More)
The United States Marine Corps has a unique role in development of the next-generation warfare gaming system for command staff training. This system, titled the Joint Simulation System (JSIMS), is under development by the Department of Defense through a Joint Program Office acting to coordinate the activities of multiple DoD agencies and military services.(More)
This paper describes current work in the evolution of open standards for 3D graphics for Humanoid Animation (H-Anim). It builds on previous work to encompass plausible humanoids, humanoid behaviors and methodologies for composition with interchangeable and blended behaviors. We present an overview of the standardization activities for H-Anim, including a(More)
The modeling and simulation (M&S) community is faced with the task of informing public policy decision makers, from both the defense community and from the civilian sector, of the impact of their decisions on the beliefs, values and interests (BVIs) of the populations in their areas of influence. The M&S techniques used for these types of analyses by(More)
Many defense, homeland security, and commercial security objectives require continuous tracking of mobile entities such as aircraft. The systems that perform these functions produce information products called tracks. A track associates observations with the mobile entity and typically includes position, velocity, and other similar attributes. Military(More)
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