CAMX – Civilian Activity Modelling for exercises and experimentation


  1. Levesque, J.
  2. Cazzolato, F.
  3. Martonosi, J.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
When conducting operations in urban environments, military units often have to deal with ongoing civilian activity, including vehicle and pedestrian traffic, pedestrian congregations and crowds. Despite the important role played by civilian activity in the conduct of military operations, simulations used for military training often fail to represent civilian entities appropriately, both in terms of density and behaviours. This paper discusses the Civilian Activity Modelling for eXercises and experimentation tool. It is a multi-agent simulation that reproduces vehicle traffic and pedestrian behaviour on the scale of a small town, for military training and experimentation purposes. It can be used by itself or in combination with existing simulations on a network. Terrain representation in CAMX is done using a geographical information system (GIS), and is thus especially well-suited for experimentation with georeferenced command and control systems. This paper provides a thorough description of CAMX, its interoperability with the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) and Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2), and its potential benefits to future applications.
Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2009-065 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2009
Number of Pages
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