OS4661 Advanced Modeling and Simulation in Test and Evaluation

This course addresses advanced issues in the application of modeling and simulation as a complement to physical testing in support of systems evaluation. It introduces pre-test simulation using experimental designs to identify the most important factors to be used in live testing scenarios. Detailed analysis methods of testing and simulation results including military and statistical significance are addressed. Additional topics include reliability modeling and life testing and various enabling architectures in distributed simulation. Applications to Analysis of Alternatives and rapid acquisitions are discussed. Various forms of simulation in support of test planning, test execution, and systems analysis are described including simulation facilities and test ranges. Students in groups will conduct a comparative analysis of competing systems using experimental design and simulation methods.



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  • As Required