Accession Number : ADA307678

Title :   Training Effectiveness Evaluation of an MLRS Fire Control Panel Trainer Using Distributed Interactive Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CAE-LINK CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Copenhaver, M. M. ; Ching, H. L. ; Pierce, L. G.

PDF Url : ADA307678

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The Depth and Simultaneous Attack (D&SA) Battle Lab and the Fort Sill Field Element, Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) collaborated to establish a fire support command and control (FSC2) test bed. The core of the FSC2 test bed is an interface that allows fire support command and control tactical equipment to interact in a seamless manner with computer-generated equipment and forces on the synthetic battlefield. The interface reported in a separate report (Bouwens, Ching, & Pierce, in press) was accomplished using communications protocols that comply with the requirements outlined in the distributed interactive simulation (DIS) protocol data unit (PDU) standards 2.0.3. The objective of this project was to evaluate the FSC2 Test Bed through the conduct of a training effectiveness evaluation (TEE) of a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) fire control panel trainer (FCPT). In the TEE, soldiers operated the FCPT, which was linked via DIS PDUs to a synthetic environment in which both computer-generated forces and 'soldier-in-the-loop' forces interacted in a seamless manner. The training environment supported this test. However, further experimentation is needed to define the advantages, as well as the limits of using the DIS environment to support the development of collective and individual training programs.

Descriptors :   *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ARMY RESEARCH, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), BATTLEFIELDS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, MILITARY EXERCISES, WAR GAMES, DATA DISPLAYS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, FIRE SUPPORT, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, ARTILLERY ROCKETS, TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, VIRTUAL REALITY, CONTROL PANELS, MULTILAUNCHING, ROCKET LAUNCHING, GUNNERY TRAINERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE