oa CSIR Science Scope - Evaluating concepts and developing tactical doctrine through modelling and simulation : behavioural modelling

Volume 2, Issue 4
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The Ground-Based Air Defence System (GBADS) acquisition program of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) offered an opportunity to apply modelling and simulation as a support tool. The CSIR's systems modelling and simulation capability is being used to assist in concept evaluation and concurrent tactical doctrine development. The virtual GBADS demonstrator (VGD), developed for this purpose, provides a virtual environment for deploying GBADS entities in a defined scenario to observe the behaviour, as well as interactions between these various entities of a user system, comprising a products system and human operators. Using VGD as a decision-support tool, tactical doctrine is developed to improve the operational effectiveness of the future user system.

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