Which aircraft type meets the requirements in the best way? How does a new district need to be designed? How can personnel be trained in a cheaper way? Modelling and Simulation can assist in finding an answer to all these types of questions.
The department of Modelling, Simulation and Gaming (MSG) at TNO has expertise and facilities in this area. Main subjects are environment modelling and dynamic modelling of humans and systems in this environment. Our expertise is the application of Modelling & Simulation to meet our customers' challenges of improving their existing capabilities and in developing new capabilities. The MSG expertise enables TNO to use advanced simulation technologies and effectively address the strategic and operational problems of our customers. Examples are military operations in Afghanistan and evacuations of cities in case of a flood.
Our advanced Concept Development & Experimentation (CD&E) Environment (ACE), is an important tool for the interactive analysis of customer needs and its translation into the reality of the operational environment.
MSG is characterized by three distinguishing areas of expertise:
These areas of expertise are described in more detail in their separate pages, of which you find the links below (coming soon). Knowledge of the different areas is usually combined in most projects and products of MSG.
An important aspect in all expertise areas is our know-how in distributed simulation architectures, the main exponents being the international standards HLA (High Level Architecture) and DIS (Distributed Interactive Simulation).
Modelling and Simulation are important for cost efficient development of new products, innovations or training methods. Besides cost reduction, modelling and simulation also play a role in sustainability. By simulating a training, the use of polluting vehicles or weapons is no longer required. Furthermore, our Concept Development & Experimentation procedures make sure that the customer's requirements are met in a better way, thereby reducing the chances of unnecessary failures.
MSG solves complex questions in the area of Modelling and Simulation using the newest techniques and standards. We offer support during planning, execution, analysis and evaluation of experiments. For this, we have an extensive amount of analytical and simulation models.
You can find examples in the links at the bottom of this page.