Modelling and Visualisation of Naval Units

Authors

Mirko Thorstensson,,Johan Jenvald,Magnus Morin

Abstract

A framework for modeling and visualization of complex distributed tactical operations, such as military missions, can support the analysis and evaluation of units and systems in the Swedish Armed Forces to facilitate both development processes and training. The report presents three case studies addressing different aspects of maritime operations: navy operations, amphibious operations, and civilian-military cooperation. For each case, the report describes how modeling and visualization was used to reconstruct a retrospective picture of the course of events of the operation. Together, the case studies show that a framework of methods and tools can support modeling and visualization of different types of naval operations at the level of squad, ship, and taskforce. The framework manages general and recurring tasks, such as the presentation of geographical information in various reference systems. At the same time, it is flexible enough to accommodate customized models representing specific properties of individual units. Finally, the report discusses how the methods and tools in the framework can facilitate international operations.

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