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Space Transportation Systems Operations Simulations - Processes
The goal of this work is to:
For costs of processes - see Operations Models - Costs.
The system includes:
The term "simulation" is used here in the sense of an abstraction, an "elaborate thought experiment", where mathematical formulas come together to create a predictive framework for the analysis and understanding of future, proposed systems. The term "simulation" is used here as distinct from model, as the work here focuses on processes, and these tools "run" or simulate time running. For example, a spaceship can be represented moving from process A in one facility to process B in another facility.
Operations simulations include:
Long term goals in this field of cost models and simulations include:
Additionally, modeling can lead to exploring and understanding the behavior of complex systems, as in applying game theory, outlined in "NASA Equilibrium, Game Theory and National Policy". Lastly, since cost or other related data about current systems can be used for insight independent of any model or simulation, data analysis also represents a distinct area in this field of operations research.