Accession Number : ADA325017

Title :   The Role of Virtual Reality Simulation in Full Scale Joint Military Exercises.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Duffy, Jerry

PDF Url : ADA325017

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : What would the advantages be of being able to exercise our forces in a potential theater of Operations, against known enemy capabilities prior to the start of a conflict? Having a good knowledge of the battlefield environment, the enemy and being able to test a plan in life like conditions would give an operational commander a distinct advantage. Through the use of advanced simulation techniques we are currently able to link together simulators and simulations from across the country or across the globe without having to put men and machines in the field. By employing this capability wisely an operational commander can select his forces, mobilize and execute his plan before any shots are ever fired. In this way he may be able to cut through the fog and friction of war.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MILITARY EXERCISES, *VIRTUAL REALITY, SIMULATORS, SIMULATION, METHODOLOGY, WARFARE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, FOG, ENEMY, FRICTION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE