Tactical Evaluation of New Military Systems using Distributed Modelling and Simulation


Johan Jenvald,Magnus Morin


In this paper, we describe how techniques and methods for supporting field experiments with simulated components embedded in real military units. We show how a Battle Monitoring system with mobile nodes for data collection and simulation is used to both simulate the components subject to evaluation and to record data from the field trial for subsequent analysis and assessment. To further illustrate our method, we give two examples: a virtual laser warning system and a virtual electronic warfare jammer. In our first example, we demonstrate a way to evaluate how laser warning capabilities affect the tactical behaviour of a unit. The second example describe a method to simulate the effect of electronic warfare in tactical situations, using jamming models of different complexity, without emitting any radio signals.