Model Driven Combat Effectiveness Simulation Systems Engineering

  • Zhi Zhu National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
  • Yonglin Lei National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
  • Yifan Zhu National University of Defense Technology, Changsha
Keywords: Metamodelling, Semantics, Model-driven engineering, Effectiveness simulation

Abstract

Model-driven engineering has become popular in the combat effectiveness simulation systems engineering during these last years. It allows to systematically develop a simulation model in a composable way. However, implementing a conceptual model is really a complex and costly job if this is not guided under a well-established framework. Hence this study attempts to explore methodologies for engineering the development of simulation models. For this purpose, we define an ontological metamodelling framework. This framework starts with ontology-aware system conceptual descriptions, and then refines and transforms them toward system models until they reach final executable implementations. As a proof of concept, we identify a set of ontology-aware modelling frameworks in combat systems specification, then an underwater targets search scenario is presented as a motivating example for running simulations and results can be used as a reference for decision-making behaviors.

Author Biographies

Zhi Zhu, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha

Prof. Zhi Zhu is an Assistant Professor at National University of Defense Technology. He was also a visiting PhD student at Arizona State University. His research interests are language-driven development and system engineering. 

 

Yonglin Lei, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha

Prof. Yonglin Lei is a Professor at National University of Defense Technology. He was also a visiting scholar at Arizona State University. His research interests are complex system modelling and simulation, model-driven engineering, and simulation composability. 

 

Yifan Zhu, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha

Prof. Yifan Zhu is a Professor at National University of Defense Technology. He was also a visiting scholar at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests are equipment system evaluation and demonstration, and agent-based modelling and simulation. 

 

Published
2020-02-10
How to Cite
Zhu, Z., Lei, Y., & Zhu, Y. (2020). Model Driven Combat Effectiveness Simulation Systems Engineering. Defence Science Journal, 70(1), 54-59. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.70.12777
Section
Combat Engineering