Accession Number : AD0710732

Title :   A COMPUTER ASSISTED GAME FOR TRAINING ARMY CORPS COMMUNICATORS.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fox,Alexander Joseph

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The thesis presents a computer assisted game, based on a current map board exercise, designed to train army officers in the capabilities, organization, and deployment techniques of the signal battalion. A team of players using the game directed a simulated signal battalion in a European tactical environment experiencing equipment failures, vehicle failures, and site attacks. The decisions made by the players were similar to those in combat and were entered by means of a remote computer terminal. These decisions included installing and deleting communications systems, connecting and disconnecting equipment, moving vehicles, and establishing communications sites. The computer, acting in the roles of battalion communications personnel, nature, and the enemy, informed the players of its actions by means of the same terminal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY TRAINING, MILITARY OPERATIONS), (*WAR GAMES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SUBROUTINES, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, ARMY EQUIPMENT, VEHICLES, TACTICAL WARFARE, SIMULATION, DEPLOYMENT, FAILURE(MECHANICS), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, THESES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE