| || Modelling and Simulation of Tactical Team Behaviour
Author : Bisht, Sanjay;Malhotra, Aparna;Taneja, S. B.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:57(6) ; 2007 ; pp 853-864
Subject : 681.3 Computer Science;681.5.017 Simulation
Keywords : Wargames;Battlefield simulation;Intelligent agents;Team-oriented modelling;Military training;Simulation;Decision making
Abstract : Realistic military simulations are needed for analysis, planning, and training. Intelligent agent technology is a valuable software concept with the potential of being widely used in military simulation applications. They provide a powerful abstraction mechanism required for designing simulations of complex and dynamic battlefields. Their ability to model the tactical decision-making behaviour of simulated battlefield entities gives them an edge over other techniques. During battlefield simulation, these entities generally represent individualistic behaviour, taking operational order from higher control and executing relevant plans. However, since a complex battlefield scenario typically involves thousands of entities, their coordinated team behaviour should also be considered to make the simulation more realistic. This paper demonstrates the use of intelligent agent-based team behaviour modelling concepts in simulating the armoured tanks in a tactical masking scenario.