ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java

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Planning for the transportation of large amounts of equipment, troops, and supplies presents a complex problem. Many options, including modes of transportation, vehicles, facilities, routes, and timing, must be considered. The amount of data involved in generating and analyzing a course of action (e.g., detailed information about military units, logistical infrastructures, and vehicles) is enormous. Software tools are critical in defining and analyzing these plans. Argonne National Laboratory has developed ELIST (Enhanced Logistics Intra-theater Support Tool), a simulation-based decision support system, to assist military planners in determining the logistical feasibility of an intra-theater course of action. The current version of ... continued below

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Van Groningen, C. N.; Blachowicz, D.; Braun, M. D.; Simunich, K. L. & Widing, M. A. April 12, 2002.

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Planning for the transportation of large amounts of equipment, troops, and supplies presents a complex problem. Many options, including modes of transportation, vehicles, facilities, routes, and timing, must be considered. The amount of data involved in generating and analyzing a course of action (e.g., detailed information about military units, logistical infrastructures, and vehicles) is enormous. Software tools are critical in defining and analyzing these plans. Argonne National Laboratory has developed ELIST (Enhanced Logistics Intra-theater Support Tool), a simulation-based decision support system, to assist military planners in determining the logistical feasibility of an intra-theater course of action. The current version of ELIST (v.8) contains a discrete event simulation developed using the Java programming language. Argonne selected Java because of its object-oriented framework, which has greatly facilitated entity and process development within the simulation, and because it fulfills a primary requirement for multi-platform execution. This paper describes the model, including setup and analysis, a high-level architectural design, and an evaluation of Java.

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  • 13th IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MS 2002), Marina Del Rey, CA (US), 05/13/2002--05/15/2002

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  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/CP-107325
  • Grant Number: W-31-109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 795056
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Van Groningen, C. N.; Blachowicz, D.; Braun, M. D.; Simunich, K. L. & Widing, M. A. ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java, article, April 12, 2002; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc741699/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.