Accession Number : ADA299801

Title :   Video Simulation for Training Land Design and Management. TRADOC Installations, Fiscal Years 1992-1993.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Marlatt, Richard M. ; Hale, Thomas A. ; Sullivan, R. G. ; Douglas, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA299801

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : Video simulation technology is an evolving computer tool with important applications to Army training land design and management. As part of the implementation of the Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program, video simulation technology is being exploited and adapted for use by Army training land managers and designers. In this study, researchers from the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL), Champaign, IL and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL developed, demonstrated, and evaluated the capabilities of video simulation technology for application to training land area management at Fort Benning, GA, Fort Huachuca, AZ, Fort Jackson, SC, and Fort Knox, KY. This research concluded that, by clearly showing alternatives before implementation, video simulations have the potential to: (1) increase effective communication between land managers and trainers, (2) reduce range construction costs, (3) aid installation master planners with range design, and (4) gain approval and consensus on project designs.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATION, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *LAND USE, *VIDEO SIGNALS, *TRAINING MANAGEMENT, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ARMY TRAINING, COSTS, CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, LAND AREAS.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE