Accession Number : AD0628749

Title :   STUDY OF COMPUTERS TO IMPROVE COMMAND POST EXERCISES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept., 1964-65,

Corporate Author : COMPUTER CONCEPTS INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Casner,Lewis E. ; Wieder,Michael A. ; Littrell,Robert M. ; Thompson,Robert M.

Report Date : 19 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : This report documents the findings of a study of the use of computers to simulate combat conditions for conducting Command Post Exercises (CPX) and similar tactical training exercises. It was conducted under the auspices of the Army Participation Group, U.S. Naval Training Device Center. The study included detailed analyses of Army tactical training requirements, related war gaming models and techniques, and the applicability of available computer systems. It resulted in the proposed design of a computer-assisted CPX Simulator consisting of the following elements: (1) a permanent administrative organization; (2) a central computer installation and exercise site; (3) a mobile communications system for conducting exercises at remote player sites via teletype communication with the central site; (4) computer models for simulating combat units and functions at the divisionbrigade-battalion levels. The concept was tested using the CENTAUR gaming model developed by the Army Strategy and Tactics Analysis Group (STAG) and the facilities of that organization. It was found to be a feasible approach to improving Army tactical training. Major areas of improvement were the economy, scope, and realism of the exercise. Under the concept of the CPX Simulator, field commanders and their staffs at the division level and below will be exercised in all aspects of modern warfare under computer-simulated combat conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, SIMULATION), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WARFARE), (*GAME THEORY, WARFARE), TRAINING DEVICES, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MILITARY TACTICS

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE