Platform-level Distributed Warfare Model-based on Multi-Agent System Framework

  • Xiong Li Academy of Armored Force Engineering, Beijing
  • Zhiming Dong Academy of Armored Force Engineering, Beijing
Keywords: Computer simulation, distributed warfare model, platform-level modeling and simulation, complex warfare system, agent, multi-agent system


The multi-agent paradigm has become a useful tool in solving military problems. However, one of key challenges in multi-agent model for distributed warfare could be how to describe the microcosmic  tactical warfare platforms actions. In this paper, a platform-level distributed warfare model based on multi-agent system framework is designed to tackle this challenge. The basic ideas include:  Establishing multi-agent model by mapping from tactical warfare system’s members, i.e., warfare platforms, to respective agents; performing task decomposition and task allocation by using task-tree decomposition method and improved contract net protocol model technique; and implementing simulation by presenting battlefield terrain environment analysis algorithm based on grid approach. The  simulation demonstration results show that our model provides a feasible and effective approach to supporting the abstraction and representation of microcosmic tactical actions for complex warfare system.

Defence Science Journal, 2012, 62(1), pp.180-186, DOI:

Author Biography

Xiong Li, Academy of Armored Force Engineering, Beijing
Prof Xiong Li received his PhD (Weapon System Engg) in 2009. Presently he is working as a Professor in the Department of Command and Administration, Academy of Armored Force Engineering, China. His current research interests include: Military system engineering, multi-agent systems, complex warfare systems modeling and simulation.


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How to Cite
Li, X., & Dong, Z. (2012). Platform-level Distributed Warfare Model-based on Multi-Agent System Framework. Defence Science Journal, 62(3), 180-186.
Computers & Systems Studies