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23 June 2000 Air Force hierarchy of models: a look inside the great pyramid
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The widely-used Air Force hierarchy of models and simulations is generally depicted as a four-level pyramid; ranging from Engineering/Component Level up to Theater/Campaign Level. While it does present a concise picture of the scope of military models and simulations, it gives the impression that there is a smooth and natural transition from one level to the next. That is not the case. In fact, there is a great variance in degree of complexity from one level to the next. This paper looks at the state- of-practice in modeling and simulation in the context of this hierarchy; and in particular, at traditional and revolutionary techniques involving inter-level relationships.
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Dawn A. Trevisani and Alex F. Sisti "Air Force hierarchy of models: a look inside the great pyramid", Proc. SPIE 4026, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science IV, (23 June 2000); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389368
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