Aligning modelling and simulation capabilities to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s platform acquisition projects


  1. Wang, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
This report summarizes a series of surveys to understand the Human Systems Integration (HSI) challenges encountered in major Canadian Forces (CF) capital acquisition projects and the role of Modelling and Simulation (M&S) as a potential solution. The study targeted three on-going naval platform acquisition effort, including the Joint Support Ship project (JSS), the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship project (AOPS), and the Canadian Surface Combatant project (CSC). Subject Matter Experts (SME) from these three projects as well as other key stakeholders in the acquisition process were interviewed. The study reviewed the standard Department of National Defence (DND) procurement process, examined the HSI challenges in each phase of the process and their implications on M&S capability requirement. The results identified a list of key challenges prioritized in the context of JSS, AOPS and CSC, and, correspondingly, the M&S capabilities required to address these challenges. In particular, the development of a human centric architecture framework and its application in the JSS were rated as top priority. The findings assisted the finalization of research objectives for a Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Applied Research Project (ARP) 14dj.

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Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2011-172 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2011
Number of Pages
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