Accession Number : AD1026840


Title :   Artillery Survivability Model


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Temiz,Yusuf Z


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1026840.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : This work investigates the use of modern simulation techniques for evaluating artillery movement doctrine. A simulation called the Artillery Survivability Model was created as a proof of principle. The simulation incorporates the most salient features relating to artillery survivability according to our small-scale survey of expert opinion on this subject. It consists of a 3D agent based simulation that incorporates AI technology that is novel to this domain, including terrain analysis, advanced movement planning, and GPU-based particle filters to represent enemy anticipation of friendly artillery behavior. The simulation has been created with the popular game engine Unity 3D, and has two different modes. The first is the experiment mode, which is executed from command line without rendering any image, and runs up to 50 times faster than the real-time simulation. Therefore, it is a suitable platform to perform multiple runs for experimenting. The experiment mode also enables users to set their own design of experiment by manipulating an editable CSV file. The second one is a real-time mode that renders a 3D virtual environment of a restricted battlefield where the survivability movements of an artillery company are visualized. This mode provides detailed visualization of the simulation and enables future experimental uses of the simulation as a training tool.


Descriptors :   software toolS , agentbased simulations , artillery ammunition , firing rate , probability , self propelled guns , artillery fire , indirect fire , target acquisition , operating systems , Survivability , three dimensional , experimental design , IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES , DECISION MAKING , MISSIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE