Accession Number : ADA319145

Title :   Evaluating Carrier Battlegroup Anti-Air Warfare Capability in a Computer-Aided Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mustin, John B.

PDF Url : ADA319145

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : One of the primary training tools available to a Unified Commander-in-Chief (CINC) for training his staff on their joint mission essential tasks (JMETLs) is a command post exercise supported by a computer simulation model, commonly referred to as a Computer Aided Exercise (CAX). Currently, little quantitative data are captured during the exercise allowing for quick post-exercise analysis of critical staff processes inherent in the CINC's exercise training objectives. The objective of thus thesis is to develop an exercise analysis methodology for evaluating the execution of joint tasks during the conduct of a CAX. Specific objectives are first to demonstrate a methodology for developing quantifiable measures of effectiveness (MOEs). These MOEs must reflect the hierarchical structure of tasks given in the Universal Joint Tasks List (J3JTL) as applied to three levels of war (vertical linkage), and functionality considerations between related enabling tasks (horizontal linkage). The second specific objective is to determine methods to capture task performance data within the design of the simulation. This is intended to support the exercise analysis by capturing critical decisions, assumptions, and causal factors which, in turn, lead to observed scenario outcomes. This objective involves demonstrating the methodology in an exercise conducted utilizing the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS). The effort in this thesis is focused exclusively on joint tasks involving force protection, particularly air defense, of a battlegroup in the littoral region; however, the principles of the methodology are applicable to the entire spectrum of tasks in the UJTL.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *AIR DEFENSE, *DECISION MAKING, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, METHODOLOGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, TRAINING, TRAINING DEVICES, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), THESES, AERIAL WARFARE, MISSIONS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER FILES, BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems

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