Accession Number : ADA315651

Title :   Battlefield Visualization: Warfighting Requirements, Prairie Warrior 1996 Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE).

Corporate Author : TRADOC ANALYSIS CENTER FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Ingram, Michael C.

PDF Url : ADA315651

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC) helped the Battle Command Battle Laboratory (BCBL) to investigate several aspects of battlefield visualization (BV) during advanced warfighting experimentation (AWE) in fiscal year 1996. This experimentation was conducted using the Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) Battle Command Elective (BCE) and Prairie Warrior (PW) exercise. The purpose of this paper is to document the salient findings resulting from TRAC's analysis of BV during this period. To focus experimentation, the BCBL asked: Do advanced BV capabilities improve the warfighting capabilities of commanders and staffs? The BCBL hypothesized that advanced BV capabilities improve the warfighting capabilities of commanders and staffs by providing improved products while decreasing their decision cycle time. To test this hypothesis and to answer the BCBL study question, the following approved PW 96 AWE issue was used to focus the data collection. How do advanced BV affect the warfighting capabilities of Mobile Strike Force (MSF) commanders and staffs? This paper focuses on several components of BV that affect the waffighters' capabilities - information elements, information display capabilities, and automated tools. Most of the information derived from the experimentation related to these BV components. Further, I will link these components to insights from past experimentation, to help answer whether warfighting capabilities are improved by these BV capabilities, and where we have to go to reach objectives of the program.

Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *COURSES(EDUCATION), *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, *INFORMATION SCIENCES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, AUTOMATION, DECISION MAKING, ARMY TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, TOOLS, CYCLES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DATA ACQUISITION, LABORATORIES, HYPOTHESES, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE