‘Smart Entities’ define Computer Generated Terrorists for Simulation Training


These interactive, Terrorist Computer Generated Forces (TCGF) embedded into computer models, implement decades of operational experience and research, conducted with Israel Ministry of Defense. “Smart Entities” incorporates a broad range of terror and urban warfare scenarios and will provide Israel’s Defense Forces with a level of high fidelity training that’s as real as it gets. These models are based on Israel Defense Forces validated operational experience in dealing with terrorist threats, as well as research conducted with Israel’s Ministry of Defense on terrorist behavior in low intensity conflict (LIC) and homeland security (HLS) scenarios. It is also the outcome of years in collaboration with professionals in cognitive Human Behavior Research & Modeling using unique AI technologies.

“Smart Entities” features independent goal directed operational missions, dynamic decision making in reaction to threats and environmental changes, real-time path and location finding, cognitive capabilities, teamwork, and operationally researched mass behavior in normal and riot control scenarios.

The TCGF application enables enhanced HIC, LIC and HLS full-spectrum operation scenarios in all terrains for training, mission rehearsal, operational research and decision support systems. It features AI decision-making, using Soar cognitive architecture (created by John Laird, Allen Newell and Paul Rosenbloom at Carnegie Mellon University), enabling non-deterministic TCGF behavior. It also includes smart and accurate real-time point-finding algorithms and path-planning algorithms including “Hiding Location” from threats and “Firing Locations” to eliminate the target. Additionally, “Smart Entities” provides realistic teamwork mechanisms and hierarchy according to operationally researched terrorist doctrines.

A direct result of the need to rethink training against terrorism, “Smart Entities” is an effective way to meet today’s simulation challenges assuring optimal training for current and future engagements. It generates a dynamic, realistic and diverse combat arena while enhancing training efficiency and providing simplified scenario preparation and training management processes.