Agent-Based Simulation of Joint Fire Support Teams‚ Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Scenarios

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Abstract: We present an agent-based model to compare different coordination patterns in joint fire support (JFS) scenarios. Modern warfighting 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.

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Author(s):
Title: Agent-Based Simulation of Joint Fire Support Teams‚ Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Scenarios
In book: Collaborative Agents - Research and Development
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Editor(s): Guttmann, Christian and Dignum, Frank and Georgeff, Michael
Volume: 6066
Pages: 56-67
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-22427-0_5
Publication year: 2011

Bibtex

@inproceedings{GSK2011,
  researchgate = {https://www.researchgate.net/publication/226242180},
  author = {Gerstner, Christian and Siegfried, Robert and Kratzke, Nane},
  booktitle = {Collaborative Agents - Research and Development},
  doi = {10.1007/978-3-642-22427-0_5},
  editor = {Guttmann, Christian and Dignum, Frank and Georgeff, Michael},
  isbn = {978-3-642-22426-3},
  pages = {56-67},
  publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
  series = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  title = {Agent-Based Simulation of Joint Fire Support Teams‚ Collaboration in Network-Centric Warfare Scenarios},
  url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22427-0_5},
  volume = {6066},
  year = {2011},
  bdsk-url-1 = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-22427-0_5}
}