Accession Number : ADA292358

Title :   Video Teleconference (VTC) Capability. An Assessment of Battle Command Advanced Warfighting Experiment Observations.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : TRADOC ANALYSIS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Ingram, Michael C.

PDF Url : ADA292358

Report Date : 19 AUG 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to briefly describe the video teleconference (VTC) capability as applied to battle command in the Advanced Warfighting Experiments (AWE) in the Battle Command Battle Laboratory (BCBL), January - May, 1994. The BCBL had the mission of technology insertion into command and staff processes to enhance battle command and the tactical decision making process. One of the technologies inserted during this series of AWEs was VTC. The BCBL stated the purpose of VTC as follows: VTC is an aid designed to facilitate information exchange and staff coordination. VTC is a collaboration tool that allows two or more people. remotely located, to talk face to face in real-time. Supports course of action (COA) development and mission execution tasks. The BCBL believed that VTC aids commanders and staff members to perform mission analysis, intelligence preparation of the battlefield (lPB) and other intelligence functions, COA analysis and comparison, and execution tasks. VTC does not provide a single functional assistance per se, but rather like the telephone, VTC is a communication tool used to facilitate the performance of any functions which involve dispersed or remotely located personnel. (KAR) p. 2

Descriptors :   *TELECOMMUNICATIONS, *VIDEO SIGNALS, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *CONFERENCING(COMMUNICATIONS), INTELLIGENCE, DECISION MAKING, PREPARATION, BATTLEFIELDS, MISSION PROFILES, TOOLS, MISSIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SUPPORTS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, BATTLES.

Subject Categories : Radio Communications
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE