Accession Number : AD0775236

Title :   Feasibility of a Computer Simulation for the Action-Handling Processes of Command and Control Staffs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Tiede,Roland V. ; Burt,Roger A. ; Connelly,James J. ; Walker,Michael E.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The report investigates the feasibility of building a computer simulation that will measure the action handling effectiveness of staffs within the division. Such simulation must represent alternative staff organizational arrangements to include ADP assistance, alternative action handling procedures, and alternative loadings by the events of a scenario. Such a simulation is required as a methodological tool for the conduct of the Integrated Battlefield Control System (IBCS) 3d Refinement Study on staff organization and procedures. The report summarizes the background which gives rise to the need for such a tool and postulates a set of criteria for establishing the feasibility of such a development. The preferred design of such a simulation is described; its inputs and outputs are defined; model size and running time parameters are presented; and the kinds of sensitivity analyses that might be performed are discussed. The relationship of the simulation model (called DIVSIFT) to other existing models, its utilization in the conduct of the IBCS study, and other potential applications are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Command and control systems, *Performance(Human), *Army personnel, *Computerized simulation, Combat information centers, Personnel management, Job analysis, Tactical communications, Tactical intelligence, Data processing, Field army

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE