Accession Number : ADA191646

Title :   Analysis of Tactical Automation Requirements for the Maneuver Functional Area.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 87

Corporate Author : ARMY COMBINED ARMS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY FORT LEAVENWORTH KS C3I DIRECT ORATE

Personal Author(s) : Dacunto, Lawrence J

PDF Url : ADA191646

Report Date : 06 Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : The analysis of Maneuver Functional Area (MFA) automation requirements was conducted to determine the need, value, and impact of extending automation within the Maneuver Battlefield Functional Area (BFA) below the battalion level. The MFA consists of Infantry, Armor, Aviation, Military Police, Engineer, Chemical and Signal units. This is a seven part study: (1) Identification of functionality (software) requirements; (2) Identification of hardware requirements; (3) Assessment of operational benefits; (4) Assessment of operational burdens; (5) Determination of correctable Battlefield Development Plan (BDP) deficiencies; (6) Identification of interface requirements with other BFA control systems; and (7) Cost analysis. The analysis was designed to determine and compare the various MFA proponent automation alternatives in order to identify each Operational Facility (OPFAC) where the addition of an automated device would substantially enhance the unit's capability to perform its mission. The results of this analysis will be used to formally document MFA specific hardware and software needs as an extension of the Maneuver Control System (MCS). Keywords: Command & Control systems; Command, Control, Communications & Intelligence; Battalion level organizations.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, ARMOR, AUTOMATION, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, BENEFITS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COST ANALYSIS, FACILITIES, IDENTIFICATION, INFANTRY, INTERFACES, MANEUVERS, MILITARY POLICE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PLANNING, REQUIREMENTS, TACTICAL WARFARE, ARMY, SCHOOLS

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE