Cognitive Modelling of Opposing Forces at the Simulation Analysis Lab

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2021-12-09
Topcu, Yeliz
In modern military systems, engagement simulations are used to assist in conceptual design and verification of weapon systems. The quality of these simulations is directly proportional to the level of authenticity of the behavior of the components that are modeled. For this reason, it is important to represent the behavior of human controlled components by accounting for the cognitive aspects including human limitations and flaws. In various studies, the behaviors of these components are modeled using cognitive architectures. These representations of behavior can contain several cognitive processes, but in many studies, a single cognitive process has been modeled and the interacting cognitive processes have not been adequately studied. In this thesis, computational cognitive model of situational awareness and surprisal related cognitive processes were implemented using SOAR cognitive architecture. The behaviors of agents guided by these cognitive models have been observed by performing various experiments in the STAGE simulation environment. Interaction of the two cognitive processes modelled has been discussed.

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Y. Topcu, “Cognitive Modelling of Opposing Forces at the Simulation Analysis Lab,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.