U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

U.S. Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program

505th Comand and Control Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

SF.60.14.B1009: Modeling and Simulation for Operations Research

Polk, D.

(850) 884-1816

Given the emergence of technology and capabilities that transcend a single domain, or that should leverage two or more domains, the tools of operations research and modeling and simulation should be readily available to support real-time and longer-range decision processes at the strategic and operational levels of warfare. Better visualization of complex data sets and problems will help transmit knowledge - not just information - between the various interdisciplinary groups and leaders who plan and execute our strategies. Engineering, mathematical, probabilistic, and other scientific tools properly employed and adjudicated will improve decision making at all levels, but the greatest incremental impact would be at the strategic and operational levels. We would like to identify promising and successful approaches for modern analytical support, in the best tradition of operations research, to evaluation of viable warfighting alternatives using capabilities from multiple domains. Along with pointing the way to improving warfighting decision-making we would like insight into foundations for testing and training requirements and solutions that will provide systems, people, and processes best prepared for a truly integrated approach to USAF battle management.

Air Force Test Center

Douglas Hoffelt
AFTC Technology Transfer & Research Manager
1 South Rosamond Blvd, Bldg 1
Edwards AFB, CA 93524
Phone: (661) 277-9111/DSN: 527-9111
E-mail: douglas.hoffelt.1@us.af.mil