Accession Number : AD0514519

Title :   The Use of CARMONETTE IV in Assessing the Combat Effectiveness of Small Units Equipped with Night Vision Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Parsons,Norman W. ; Bruce,Charles A. ; Criste,Russel E.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : The CARMONETTE III (RAC R-28) computer simulation of small unit combat is expanded to include the performance of night vision devices. Six classes of surveillance-target acquisition devices with six members of each class can be simulated. Emphasis is on image intensifier devices, unaided eye (including binoculars), radar and thermal devices are included. A simulated battle is presented in which three levels of availability of night vision devices and two levels of ambient light are played in different replications. The results of the battles, as measured by casualties on each side, can be related (with statistically significant differences) to the availability of night vision equipment and to the level of available light. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NIGHT VISION, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *WAR GAMES), (*NIGHT WARFARE, SIMULATION), EFFECTIVENESS, IMAGE INTENSIFIERS(ELECTRONICS), DETECTION, TARGET ACQUISITION, INFANTRY, VEHICLES, SURFACE TARGETS, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, MILITARY TACTICS, SIMULATORS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, BACKGROUND, LIGHT

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE