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Title: ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java

Abstract

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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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab., IL (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
795056
Report Number(s):
ANL/DIS/CP-107325
TRN: US200211%%102
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 13th IASTED International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (MS 2002), Marina Del Rey, CA (US), 05/13/2002--05/15/2002; Other Information: PBD: 12 Apr 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MILITARY EQUIPMENT; MILITARY PERSONNEL; TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS; PLANNING; E CODES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PERFORMANCE

Citation Formats

Van Groningen, C N, Blachowicz, D, Braun, M D, Simunich, K L, and Widing, M A. ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Van Groningen, C N, Blachowicz, D, Braun, M D, Simunich, K L, & Widing, M A. ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java. United States.
Van Groningen, C N, Blachowicz, D, Braun, M D, Simunich, K L, and Widing, M A. Fri . "ELIST8: simulating military deployments in Java". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/795056.
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