Review of Integrated Modeling and Optimization Software for Advance Concepts Branch Models

Report No. ARL-TN-530
Authors: Andrew A. Thompson
Date/Pages: April 2013; 14 pages
Abstract: The Integrated Modeling and Optimization (IMO) software, developed by RDAR-MEM-L, Armaments Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ, was investigated to determine if it had the potential to be a useful tool to combine models. The ease with which the outputs of one model can be connected to the inputs of a subsequent model is a strength of the IMO software. This feature can save hours of the string programming required to manipulate input and output files. The IMO software is easy to learn and straightforward to use; an analyst can learn how to use the package in a short time. The developers response to questions is excellent, so the user does not have to be concerned about lack of understanding of the workings of the software. If there are questions that require a sequence of models to answer, the IMO software provides a straightforward path to attain this goal. If an organization has a collection of software products that require sequencing, the IMO software provides a metamethod for operations.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: April 1, 2013