Accession Number : ADA306789

Title :   Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 93-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Sulzen, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA306789

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The requirements for this study were: to identify how the available Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations (TADSS) are integrated into training programs, to evaluate user perceptions of TADSS, and to provide recommendations for a procedure to periodically gather this information. The methodology employed structured interviews given at eight posts selected for both Forces Command (FORSCOM) and Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) installations. Personnel were selected to represent the providers of TADSS and the users, from individual soldier to training administrator. Virtual Simulation was employed by the combat maneuver arms where available. Constructive Simulation is widely used by companies and battalions and not often by platoons. The TADSS most often used at platoon level was the multiple integrated laser engagement system or MILES. MILES was not consistently employed in a manner that would ensure realism or objective casualty assessment. Unit Conduct of (UCOFT) and Weaponeer are the simulators most often used. The Standard Army Training System (SATS) is used mostly to prepare training schedules, but the software is unfriendly and needs considerable revision to reach its full potential. TADSS information should be collected on a periodic basis by TRADOC using a modified set of these study procedures.

Descriptors :   *TRAINING DEVICES, *ARMY TRAINING, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SIMULATORS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, ARMY FACILITIES, LASER APPLICATIONS, MILITARY EXERCISES, WAR GAMES, ARMY OPERATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, VIRTUAL REALITY, MARKSMANSHIP.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE