sim-web-1Simulation and Modelling

The nature of defence systems and  their employment in war-fighting environments continues to become ever more complex, networked, expensive and dangerous.

Capabilities that provide flexible solutions for uncertain futures are required and in this context modelling and simulation can provide cost-effective training solutions, assist in de-risking acquisition projects and support defence capability through life.

“Simulation is an integrated enterprise capability that enables Defence to:

  1. lift the excellence of individual and collective training by enhancing the realism of training;
  2. analyse and fully understand the cost of ownership of capability; and
  3. provide enhanced support to decision makers in a cost effective and efficient manner.” – ADSO Simulation Roadmap

This research program covers the breadth of simulation and modelling activities supporting Defence across a range of application areas: individual and collective training; capability analysis, development and acquisition (including cost of ownership and financial modelling); and decision support in tactical, operational, campaign, and strategic contexts.
Potential areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Human-in-the-loop simulation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation
  • Individual and collective training systems
  • Constructive Simulation and war-gaming for operations research and decision support
  • Computational and information sciences, data mining, modelling and visualisation
  • Intelligent systems, artificial intelligence and human behaviour modelling
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Campaign and strategic level simulation
  • Defence systems modelling
  • Mission rehearsal and mission planning
  • Software engineering and VV&A of simulation systems
  • Computational modelling and complex systems and environments