Accession Number : ADA303556

Title :   A Training Effectiveness Evaluation of LeatherNet.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, John F.

PDF Url : ADA303556

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The author evaluates a Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) system known as LeatherNet to determine its abilities in fulfilling the long term Modeling and Simulation (M&S) goals of the United States Marine Corps. LeatherNet is a DIS compatible, virtual simulation system that is being developed to demonstrate the capabilities of today's simulation technology for military applications. The author developed an evaluation methodolgy that evaluates LeatherNet's ability to enhance traditional Marine Corps training. An evaluation was conducted by subject matter experts at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Ca. Analysis of results show that LeatherNet is effective in enhancing traditional live fire training methods despite its limited development. The author presents lessons learned related to this type of evaluation, and provides recommendations for further research. Additionally, the author recommends actions to be taken by the Marine Corps to optimize the benefits of LeatherNet and similar simulation products. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY EXERCISES, *MARINE CORPS TRAINING, *VIRTUAL REALITY, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, DATA BASES, SIMULATORS, IMAGE PROCESSING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, OPTIMIZATION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, TRAINING DEVICES, INTEROPERABILITY, THESES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, WAR GAMES, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE, MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Computer Systems
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE