Accession Number : ADA193103

Title :   The WARNET Papers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 86-May 87,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Genet, R M

PDF Url : ADA193103

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Advances in microcomputer and communication technologies make a network of relatively low-cost, interconnected combat simulators possible. Such a network would allow tens or even hundreds of aircraft to fight each other in simulated but realistic battles. It would also allow aircraft to interact with ground vehicles and surface-to-air-missiles (SAMs). Such a network is already being constructed for Army tanks. This conceptual research effort examined a range of questions and options that might be considered with a network of tactical aircraft combat simulators. Although the main emphasis of the research was on training, some consideration was given to the use of such a network in aircraft development and in pilot selection. While such a network of aircraft simulators remains to be built, the results of this study suggest that such a network should be given serious consideration. Keywords: Pilot training.

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT SIMULATORS, *TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT, ARMY, BATTLES, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, GROUND VEHICLES, MICROCOMPUTERS, NETWORKS, PILOTS, SELECTION, SIMULATORS, TACTICAL WARFARE, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), TRAINING, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE