Winter Simulation Conference (2000)
Orlando, FL, USA
Dec. 10, 2000 to Dec. 13, 2000
U.W. Pooch , Wilkes Univ., Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
Recursive simulation involves a simulation, or an entity in the simulation, creating another instance of the same simulation, running it and using its results. This is particularly applicable to decisionmaking in a military simulation. Simulation can be used by the simulated command elements to evaluate the implications of the possible choices. The simulation that is already running provides a conveniently available evaluation tool if it can be run recursively. This has been done with the "eaglet" simulation, and data collected that indicates that the quality of decisionmaking by the simulated command elements is improved.
U. Pooch and F. Sullivan, "Recursive simulation to aid models of decisionmaking," Winter Simulation Conference(WSC), Orlando, FL, USA, 2000, pp. 958-963.