Accession Number : ADA313522

Title :   Building the Analytic Foundation for DIS Tool: A Planning Tool for Users of Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 93-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : BDM FEDERAL INC SEASIDE CA

Personal Author(s) : Winsch, Beverly ; Clifton, Timothy ; Atwood, Nancy

PDF Url : ADA313522

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) provides a potentially cost effective environment for collective, combined arms, and joint training and combat developments testing. DIS costs are kept low, in part, by using computer generated forces (CGF) to serve as the opposition force and as part of the friendly force. To realize the potential benefits of DIS it is critical to have measures of performance for manned units, and the behavior of the CGF must be sensitive to the same variables that influence the behavior of manned units. Both performance measurement and CGF behavior have been based heavily on physical attributes of weapon systems and battlefield environments with little or no attention to perceptual and cognitive variables. This report describes the broad concept for automated DIS Taxonomy of On and Off-line (DIS TOOL) performance variables to support the needs of a wide range of users including combat developers, training developers, CGF developers, materiel developers, and operational testers and evaluators.

Descriptors :   *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *ARMY TRAINING, *TOOLS, *USER NEEDS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *ARMY PLANNING, *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION, MEASUREMENT, WARFARE, MATERIEL, ENVIRONMENTS, TRAINING, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COGNITION, TEST EQUIPMENT, VARIABLES, COSTS, PLANNING, RANGE(EXTREMES), BENEFITS, MANNED, TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE