Accession Number : ADA188139

Title :   Terrain Analyst Work Station (TAWS) Demonstrations.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER TOPOGRAPHIC LABS FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Sither, Mark A

PDF Url : ADA188139

Report Date : 16 Dec 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Terrain Analyst Work Station (TAWS) project was initiated by the U.S. Army Engineer Topographic Laboratories (USAETL) to develop a prototype system to meet the Army's requirements for providing accurate and timely terrain and environmental information used in making critical military planning and operational decisions. TAWS is designed for use by Army terrain analysts and is being demonstrated in the laboratory and in conjunction with a series of Army Field exercises. During each field demonstration, soldiers are trained in the functional operations of the system and allowed to test its capabilities for digital terrain data extraction, analysis manipulation, and synthesized product generation with minimum supervision by USAETL personnel. Test and demonstration results as well as feedback from various Army elements involved in each exercise are designed to assist scientists and engineers in the development of requirements and specifications for future Army digital topographic support.

Descriptors :   *TERRAIN, *DIGITAL MAPS, ANALYSTS, ARMY, DECISION MAKING, DEMONSTRATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, EXTRACTION, MILITARY PLANNING, OPERATION, PROTOTYPES, REQUIREMENTS, STATIONS, SUPERVISION, SYNTHESIS, TIMELINESS, TOPOGRAPHY, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE