Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Modeling Joint Fire Support Teams

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Abstract: This paper presents an agent-based model to compare different coordination patterns in joint fire support (JFS) scenarios. Modern war fighting approaches depend heavily on a separation of concerns (like reconnaissance, coordination and engagement) and therefore impose high requirements on the coordination of all involved parties. Following the General Reference Model for Agent-Based Modeling and Simulation (GRAMS), we present an agent-based model of this problem domain. Our simulations indicate that decentralized JFS coordination leads to smaller average times from identification of a target to final engagement, while at the same time requiring extensive resources. Central coordination is more effective in terms of engaged units and reduced resource requirements, but tends to take more time.

Keywords: groupware;military computing;software agents;agent-based model;agent-based simulation;decentralized JFS coordination;general reference model;joint fire support team modeling;network-centric warfare collaboration;war fighting approach;Analytical models;Biological system modeling;Command and control systems;Complexity theory;Fires;Joints;Weapons;GRAMS reference model;Modeling and simulation;Multi-agent simulation;Network-centric warfare;joint fire

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Author(s):
Title: Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Modeling Joint Fire Support Teams
In book: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
Volume: 3
Pages: 338-341
Doi: 10.1109/WI-IAT.2010.203
Publication year: 2010

Bibtex

@incollection{GSK2010,
  researchgate = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224186902},
  author = {Gerstner, C. and Siegfried, R. and Kratzke, N.},
  booktitle = {Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), 2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on},
  doi = {10.1109/WI-IAT.2010.203},
  keywords = {groupware;military computing;software agents;agent-based model;agent-based simulation;decentralized JFS coordination;general reference model;joint fire support team modeling;network-centric warfare collaboration;war fighting approach;Analytical models;Biological system modeling;Command and control systems;Complexity theory;Fires;Joints;Weapons;GRAMS reference model;Modeling and simulation;Multi-agent simulation;Network-centric warfare;joint fire},
  month = aug,
  pages = {338-341},
  title = {Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Modeling Joint Fire Support Teams},
  volume = {3},
  year = {2010},
  bdsk-url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/WI-IAT.2010.203}
}