Modeling of acoustic phenomena in computer generated forces
The Department of Defense has always had an interest in simulation systems for training and analysis. Recently, simulation usage in training has been stressed. Simulation systems provide an easy and effective way for trainees to learn military doctrine and small unit tactics. In order to be effective, a simulation must accurately represent the real world. Sensory perception is one important real world influence that should be modeled. Modular Semi-Automated Forces (ModSAF) is a highly advanced computer simulation system that can model the movement, formations, equipment and other aspects of armed forces with precise calculations. In spite of all of the advances in ModSAF and other systems like it, the behaviors of sound and how they affect the warfighter have been scarcely modeled. The goal of this project is to investigate how sound is produced, propagated, and detected (acoustics), the behavioral effects sound has on the human psyche, and model the findings. It includes the development of a computer model of the physical phenomenon relating to sound, to be incorporated within ModSAF or another similar constructive simulation system.
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Gonzalez, Avelino J.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Engineering
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering;Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Length of Campus-only Access
Honors in the Major Thesis
Durning, John Patrick, "Modeling of acoustic phenomena in computer generated forces" (2002). HIM 1990-2015. 305.