Modeling and simulation is the use of representations of the world either statically or over time for the purpose of analysis for decision makers, training for operators, or acquisition for future system development. When compared to conventional training, field experimentation, or physical prototype development, models and simulations can greatly decrease costs while increasing flexibility and capability in training and analysis.

Core Competencies

The following is a list of our core competencies. Our faculty’s expertise and projects all fall within these categories:

Laboratory Facilities

Benefits of working with the MOVES Institute

Doing business with MOVES

  • We are not motivated by profit so we can be objective and unbiased in all we do, focusing on the objectives of the customer, not of our bottom line.
  • We have a built-in cadre of subject matter experts – the Naval Postgraduate School student body – who can focus their undivided attention on solutions to your problem.
  • We are the Navy’s University and mix academic and commercial research programs with educational activities.
  • We have over ten years experience in modeling and simulation with a reputation for creativity, dependability, openness, and cooperation with our sponsors and partners.

Research Projects

Focus Area Title Start Date Sponsor
Back To Basics 2010 ONR Tech Solutions
Civil Affairs Officer (38-Gulf) Training 2014 US Army Special Operations
Coast Guard Deterrence Effectiveness Analysis 2011 Coast Guard
COMBATXXI Behavior Development and Technical Support 2013 MCCDC
Early Synthetic Prototyping 2013 ERDC, ARCIC
Game-Based Training Research for Navy EW 2014 PMR-51
Global ECCO Counter-terrorism Games 2013 NETSAFA
High Power Radio Frequency (HPRF) Dynamic Surface Engagement M&S Tool, Phase 1 2014 NRL
Joint Forward Observer Training Suite – Mobile 2012 NMSO
JWAC FY12 Agent-Based Modeling 2012 JWAC
Mission Command Analysis Using Monte Carlo Tree Search, Part II 2013 U.S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center
NADAR 2012
P3 Puckster Partial Automation 2011 NWDC
Ship Damage Visualizer 2010 NSWC-Carderock
Understanding Optimal Decision Making 2013 Army Research Office
Virtual Battlespace Scenario Encoding for Reuse 2013 Marine Corps Development Command