Accession Number : ADA303521

Title :   Armstrong Laboratory's Participation in the Synthetic Theater of War-Europe Exercise. A Summary Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ

Personal Author(s) : Clasen, Robert J.

PDF Url : ADA303521

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Armstrong Laboratory's Aircrew Training Research Division (AL/HRA), located in Mesa, AZ, participated in the Synthetic Theater of War-Europe (STOW-E) exercise which occurred on 4-7 Nov 94. The goal of STOW-E was to enhance joint training capabilities by seamless integrating live, virtual, constructive simulations using Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) technology. These simulations (which were generated from 17 different sites throughout the United States, England, and Germany) communicated via the Defense Simulation Internet (DSI). AL/HRA provided two high-fidelity F- 16 flight simulator cockpits and associated weapons. In addition, pilots, engineering expertise, and program management expertise were provided. The pilots flew joint simulated air interdiction missions, attacking ground targets. This report summarizes Armstrong Laboratory's participation in STOW-E, focusing on the following topics: the engineering effort that was required for the Laboratory to join STOW-E, how local exercise control and management were obtained, a description of the laboratory's operational scenarios, a listing of lessons learned, and, finally, a chronology of significant STOW-E events.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *JET FIGHTERS, *WAR GAMES, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, DATA BASES, WEAPONS, SCENARIOS, EUROPE, CONTROL, UNITED STATES, LESSONS LEARNED, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, COCKPITS, FLIGHT TRAINING, INTERACTIONS, PILOTS, INTEGRATION, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, GERMANY, MILITARY EXERCISES, FLIGHT SIMULATORS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, SURFACE TARGETS, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE