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About SEAS Overview

What is SEAS?

The System Effectiveness Analysis Simulation (SEAS) is a constructive modeling and simulation tool that enables mission-level Military Utility Analysis (MUA). Sponsored by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Directorate of Developmental Planning (SMC/XR), SEAS was created to support developmental planning and Pre-Milestone "A" acquisition decisions for military space systems. SEAS has proven to be a valuable military ops research tool by enabling exploratory analysis of new system concepts, system architectures, and Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) in the context of joint warfighting scenarios.

SEAS is an accepted analysis tool and is part of the Air Force Standard Analysis Toolkit and the Air Force Space Command Modeling and Simulation Toolkit. Over the past two decades, SEAS has been used on numerous Air Force and other DoD studies.


SEAS offers a powerful agent-based modeling environment that allows the analyst to simulate the complex, adaptive interactions of opposing military forces in a physics-based battlespace. Agents (units and platforms) execute programmable behavioral and decision-making rules based on battlespace perception. The interaction of the agents with each other and their environment results in warfighting outcomes, enabling Military Utility Analysis (MUA). The ability to represent networked military forces reacting and adapting to perception-based scenario dynamics, makes SEAS ideally suited for exploring new warfighting capabilities; in particular, those provided by Space and C4ISR systems.

User Community Diverse and Growing

Members of the User Community are invited to share their lastest work at the annual SEAS User Group (SUG) meeting. This event offers a great opportunity to network with other SEAS analysts across the DoD. Users are invited to present their latest work and experiences with the tool. Training and a Configuration Control Board (CCB) meeting are usually held in conjunction with the SUG.