Accession Number : AD0875911

Title :   Decision-Making Study Final Report. 1. An Experimental Evaluation of Tactrain: An Approach to Computer-Aided Tactical Decision-Making Training.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. on Phase 4,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS GROTON CT ELECTRIC BOAT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sidorsky, Raymond C. ; Simoneau, George R.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : The document is the final report of a study of generalized decision making skills. The purpose of the project was to identify through both analytic and experimental means, the decision making skills that are required for effective performance in AAW and ASW tactical situations. The project was divided into four phases; the present report documents the results of an experimental evaluation of a new decision-making trainer, TACTRAIN, developed under this contract. The results of the experiment demonstrate the feasibility and utility of TACTRAIN as a developer of basic decision-making skills. The hardware and software of the prototype system are described. The system was assembled to demonstrate that a relatively small computer (4096 24-bit words) and a computer-controlled CRT display system are sufficient to provide a fairly complex training situation. The device can be used as an adjunct to computer-aided instruction in the usual instructor-controlled training situation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*TACTICAL WARFARE, DECISION MAKING), (*DATA PROCESSING, (*MILITARY TRAINING, NAVAL OPERATIONS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, NAVAL PERSONNEL, TEACHING MACHINES, SIMULATION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, REPORTS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE