Accession Number : ADA115038

Title :   Terrain Analytical Measures During Tactical Engagement Simulations.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,


Personal Author(s) : Hannaman,David L

PDF Url : ADA115038

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : This paper is based on a presentation on research accomplished in HumRRO Project COTEAM, Combat Operations Training Effectiveness Analysis Model Applied to Rifle Squad and Platoon Evaluation. Engagement simulation has been found to be an effective method of training soldiers for combat. Soldiers trained in this form of simulated combat perform better than soldiers trained without the realistic casualty assessment techniques employed in engagement simulation. In the military, the employment of terrain has long been known to have an effect on combat outcomes. To the extent that casualty location can be predicted for specific terrain, it should be possible to estimate process measures, such as the soundness of defensive position selection, of claymore mine placement, and of routes of advance. Given the need for process measures and the requirement that these measures be applied to engagement simulation training, the research addressed in this paper was conducted. Specifically, the objectives of the research were to predict the locations of casualties suffered by rifle squads in movement to contact missions on specific terrain, record the distances at which movement to contact units' casualties occurred, and to develop the procedures necessary to collect the required data. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tactical warfare, *Simulation, *Army training, *Terrain models, Military exercises, Army personnel, Performance(Human), Combat effectiveness, Casualties, Position(Location), Predictions, Accuracy, Test methods, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE