Accession Number : ADA303348

Title :   The Use of Simulation in Military Training: Value, Investment, and Potential.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Simpson, Henry ; West, William D. ; Gleisner, Dave

PDF Url : ADA303348

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : A study was conducted to assess capabilities and limitations of simulation for military training; DoD investments, plans, and programs for simulation; and cost-saving potential. Findings were (1) simulation technology is advancing, but faces a number of technical challenges; (2) the Services accept and use live, stand-alone single- system, and constructive simulations, and are making increasing use of virtual simulation; (3) cost data on simulation are not reported regularly or consistently but approximate relative levels of investment can be estimated; and (4) the Services have a multitude of simulation programs, with much of their planned technology development work is in the areas of virtual simulation and range instrumentation.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *WAR GAMES, *MILITARY TRAINING, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, REAL TIME, TRAINING DEVICES, COMBAT READINESS, COST ESTIMATES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY EXERCISES, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, MILITARY TACTICS, VIRTUAL REALITY, DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE