Composing simulations using persistent software components

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The traditional process for developing large-scale simulations is cumbersome, time consuming, costly, and in some cases, inadequate. The topics of software components and component-based software engineering are being explored by software professionals in academic and industrial settings. A component is a well-delineated, relatively independent, and replaceable part of a software system that performs a specific function. Many researchers have addressed the potential to derive a component-based approach to simulations in general, and a few have focused on military simulations in particular. In a component-based approach, functional or logical blocks of the simulation entities are represented as coherent collections of components ... continued below

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Holland, J. V.; Michelsen, R. E.; Powell, D. R.; Upton, S. C. & Thompson, D. R. March 1999.

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The traditional process for developing large-scale simulations is cumbersome, time consuming, costly, and in some cases, inadequate. The topics of software components and component-based software engineering are being explored by software professionals in academic and industrial settings. A component is a well-delineated, relatively independent, and replaceable part of a software system that performs a specific function. Many researchers have addressed the potential to derive a component-based approach to simulations in general, and a few have focused on military simulations in particular. In a component-based approach, functional or logical blocks of the simulation entities are represented as coherent collections of components satisfying explicitly defined interface requirements. A simulation is a top-level aggregate comprised of a collection of components that interact with each other in the context of a simulated environment. A component may represent a simulation artifact, an agent, or any entity that can generated events affecting itself, other simulated entities, or the state of the system. The component-based approach promotes code reuse, contributes to reducing time spent validating or verifying models, and promises to reduce the cost of development while still delivering tailored simulations specific to analysis questions. The Integrated Virtual Environment for Simulation (IVES) is a composition-centered framework to achieve this potential. IVES is a Java implementation of simulation composition concepts developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for use in several application domains. In this paper, its use in the military domain is demonstrated via the simulation of dismounted infantry in an urban environment.

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  • Advanced simulation technologies conference, San Diego, CA (United States), 11-15 Apr 1999

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  • Other: DE99002044
  • Report No.: LA-UR--99-460
  • Report No.: CONF-990403--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 329550
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684979

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Holland, J. V.; Michelsen, R. E.; Powell, D. R.; Upton, S. C. & Thompson, D. R. Composing simulations using persistent software components, article, March 1999; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684979/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.