Date of Original Version

5-2004

Type

Conference Proceeding

Published In

2004 Conference onProceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation

Abstract or Table of Contents

This paper discusses a computational model of situation awareness (SA) for military command and control in complex battle situations. Cognitive modeling is a research method that does not forgive vagueness. How do military commanders create awareness in a highly complex and uncertain world? The model described in this paper simulates computationally some of the cognitive operations performed by commanders during the evaluation of a complex battle situation. Although the set of cognitive processes that support SA are still not well understood, we have hypothesized a metaarchitecture involving: information gathering, assessment, and alternative generation. The cognitive model reported here paves the road towards a more complete and valid representation. The model was implemented using ACT-R, a cognitive architecture, and tested with scenarios running in OTB, a simulation tool for war scenarios.

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Copyright 2004, SISO, Inc.

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