Accession Number : ADA324489

Title :   Virtual Simulation Support to the 1996 Defense Science Board Summer Study 'Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority'.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Coe, Gary Q. ; Madden, James L. ; Mengel, Larry L. ; Wright, Richard K.

PDF Url : ADA324489

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The 1996 Defense Science Board (DSB) Summer Study, 'Tactics and Technology for 21st Century Military Superiority,' focused on how to make relatively small and rapidly deployable forces/teams-specially equipped, trained, and supported by remote sensors and weapons-able to accomplish missions that until now were only possible with much larger and massed forces. IDA participated in the evaluation of doctrinal concepts and technologies considered by the DSB and demonstrated the value of human-in-the-loop simulations that immersed small teams onto a 21st Century battlefield. IDA provided analytical insights in the areas of team operations, sensor management, weapons management, and data management and presentation. IDA also demonstrated that virtual simulation is an appropriate technique for assessing new battlefield processes. Virtual simulation provides an environment for creating and experimenting with future doctrine, tactics, and techniques and enables the investigation of individual workload and roles.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *MILITARY TACTICS, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, WEAPONS, DETECTORS, MANAGEMENT, DATA MANAGEMENT, BATTLEFIELDS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), REMOTE DETECTORS, WORKLOAD.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE