Accession Number : ADA299315

Title :   Preliminary Applications of the Variable Resolution Terrain Model to a Troop Movement Model.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.Jun 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Fields, Mary A.

PDF Url : ADA299315

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report describes a methodology for simulating hastily planned cross-country movement. At the beginning of any military operation, one expects armies to move along routes determined by a thorough analysis of the terrain. However, as the operation progresses, local variations in the terrain may cause some of the troops to deviate from those preplanned routes, sometimes without much time to plan alternate routes. Our model simulates the local variations in troop movement on realistic terrain. The Variable Resolution Terrain (VRT) model was used to supply information about the terrain to the partial differential equation troop movement model. We also added functional overlays to the VRT model to describe environmental features such as bodies of water or foggy regions of the battlefield. By incorporating this information into our model, the simulated forces can avoid or react to environmental features while executing simple operational orders.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *ROUTING, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, *TERRAIN MODELS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, ENVIRONMENTS, MODELS, WATER, RESOLUTION, TERRAIN, REGIONS, VARIABLES, FOG, OVERLAYS.

Subject Categories : Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE