Enhanced behavioral realism for live fire targets

Rick Evertsz, Andrew Lucas, Cameron Smith, Matteo Pedrotti, Frank E. Ritter, Rob Baker, Paul Burns

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Abstract

Live fire training is an essential component of infantry and Special Forces training. Recent developments in target technology have created a need for more sophisticated human behavior models that can drive the targets to behave in a realistic and challenging manner. Such behavior models enable the targets to exhibit convincing tactical behavior, as well as coordinating as a team to confront the trainee with a more formidable foe. This paper describes the current status of an ongoing project to augment disparate target types with sophisticated behavioral capabilities. The underlying CoJACK™ behavior engine enables the deployment of targets that behave realistically, react in a timely fashion, and exhibit sufficient variation to ensure that the trainees cannot predict how opponents will behave. The behavior models are developed using the VBS2 environment so that they can be validated in advance of target deployment on the targets. The technological approach is presented along with two illustrative scenarios. We conclude with a discussion of the lessons learnt and the way forward, including the development of autonomous target vehicles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference
PublisherBRIMS Committee
Pages2-9
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781632665188
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2014Apr 14 2014

Publication series

Name23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference

Other

Other23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, BRiMS 2014, Co-Located with the International Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling and Prediction Conference
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period4/11/144/14/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation

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