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Simulation Verification, Validation, and Accreditation

Understand the fundamental concepts of establishing simulation model accuracy, credibility, and usability. A range of verification and validation methods that include informal, static, dynamic, and formal methods are described, and guidelines for selecting the appropriate method for a given model are discussed. Specific procedures for performing important verification and validation methods and interpreting their results are explained in detail. Additionally, official policies, standards, and processes for VV&A are identified and discussed. Multiple extended case studies, drawn from actual VV&A practice, complement and reinforce general discussion of concepts and methods.

    Topics Include:
  • Fundamental VV&A terms and concepts
  • Verification and validation methods
  • Statistical and mathematical techniques used in V&V
  • Relationship of V&V to accreditation
  • DoD, NASA, and IEEE VV&A policies and standards
  • VV&A in the context of a M&S project

Undergraduate degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.

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