Modelling Force Generation using the Managed Readiness Simulator (MARS)


  1. Pall, R.
  2. Young, C.
  3. Ormrod, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Land Force Operational Research Team
The end of the Cold War and the downsizing of the Canadian Forces in the early 1990’s saw the beginning of a trend characterized by an ever-increasing deployment tempo. This trend continues to place a heavy strain on the Army, creating the need for the Army to re-evaluate its Force Generation strategy and develop new strategies for Force Generation. The development of the Managed Readiness Simulator (MARS) is an important initiative in this regard. This report is the last of three companion reports about the first MARS prototype. It was written as a manual with the intent of documenting the MARS model for a reader wishing to continue with model implementation in the Arena environment and who is assumed to be familiar with discrete-event simulation tools. It is strongly recommended that this manual be read after reading its companion report, which details the MARS simulation paradigm. It is the intention of the authors that this document be used as an accompanying reference to the model. Hence, numerous screenshots of sections of the model are included in order for the reader to navigate through the model while reading this document.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2007-52 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Nov 2007
Number of Pages
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