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Modeling and Simulation

Models and Simulations 

Models and simulations are SE tools used by multiple functional area disciplines during all life-cycle phases.  Modeling is essential to aid in understanding complex systems and system interdependencies, and to communicate among team members and stakeholders.  Simulation provides a means to explore concepts, system characteristics, and alternatives; open up the trade space; facilitate informed decisions and assess overall system performance. For additional information on the tools see the Systems Engineering Guidebook, Section 2.2.1 Modeling and Simulation. This sub-topical area contains information on the use of modeling and simulation in DoD acquisitions.