Accession Number : ADA187975

Title :   Airland Battlefield Environment (ALBE) Demonstration.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Greczy, Laslo

PDF Url : ADA187975

Report Date : 29 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Terrain and weather affect combat operations more significantly then any other physical factors on the battlefield. Historically, field commanders have not had the capability to fully exploit battlefield environment effects for tactical advantage. The Corps of Engineers has initiated the ALBE program to develop and evaluate Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) software and products capable of integrating terrain and other environmental factors in the prediction of battlefield environmental effects. The TDA's, when implemented on target field systems, will provide the Army with an operational capability to assess and exploit battlefield environmental effects as a force multiplier in combat operations. A development strategy has been devised that involves assembling and ALBE Testbed System, installing the TDA software, conducting field demonstrations and evaluations, and transferring the TDA software to various target systems currently in the life cycle development process. This innovative approach will facilitate fielding of ALBE software and products, and will provide battlefield commanders and their staff with the ability to better exploit the combined effects of terrain and environment in the decision-making process.

Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS, *DECISION MAKING, DEMONSTRATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, FIELD ARMY, LIFE CYCLES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, PREDICTIONS, STRATEGY, TARGETS, TERRAIN, TEST BEDS, WARFARE, WEATHER, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE