Accession Number : ADA296375

Title :   Verification and Validation of the Night Vision Goggle Tactical Decision Aid.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ADELPHI MD

Personal Author(s) : Elrick, John R.

PDF Url : ADA296375

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Tactical Decision Aid (TDA) was developed to support Army operations in situations requiring accurate predictions of light levels. Minimum thresholds of illumination are used by the Army to plan and execute missions during periods of darkness or near darkness. The NVG TDA is part of a suite of decision aids that will become part of the fielded Integrated Meteorological System (IMETS). The LMETS is a system designed to be operated by Air Force Staff Weather Officers supporting Army tactical operations in peacetime and in times of conflict. The verification and validation (V & V) effort discussed in this report is part of the Battlefield Environment Directorate configuration management plan to field physically correct and user-friendly software to Army units over the entire conflict spectrum. The V & V described is thorough and shows that the NVG TDA is physically correct and applicable for accreditation before use. (KAR) P. 3

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL ANALYSIS, *NIGHT VISION DEVICES, *GOGGLES, *COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, *ARMY PLANNING, *DECISION AIDS, *LOW LIGHT LEVELS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PEACETIME, PREDICTIONS, VALIDATION, BATTLEFIELDS, ACCURACY, DARKNESS, METEOROLOGY, CONFLICT, ARMY OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE, USER FRIENDLY, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE