Priority 5 software provides a comprehensive real-time common operating picture, which can be replicated in a simulation environment to enable the decision-maker to implement and test a theory or a possible response to an emergency situation. The simulation environment uses a discrete event, time-stepped process to illustrate the projected impacts of evolving events in real-time to near real-time. The Priority 5 simulation engine also supports the integration of multiple third party simulation packages.
A key feature of the simulation environment is the ability of the Priority 5 software to populate the environment with agent-based simulation entities representing different types of infrastructure, people, resources, and geographic settings. Behavior elements that can be built into these entities include:
- Defining their missions/objectives
- Characterizing their physical attributes and capabilities
- Identifying their vulnerabilities and potential failure modes
- Modeling their reactions to specific events or stimuli, be it physics-based, procedural-based, or historically based (likely behavior).