Accession Number : ADA328960

Title :   A Dis-Compliant Model for Estimating Chemical and Biological Weapons Effects on the Virtual Battlefield,

Corporate Author : MEVATEC CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s) : Lilly, Julius ; Moore, Bill

PDF Url : ADA328960

Report Date : 06 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The United States Army Space and Strategic Defense Command has begun integration of dirty battlefield effects into the Synthetic Battlefield Environment (SBE). The SBE is a battlefield virtual emulation and visulization tool used by the Space and Missile Defense BattleLab in Huntsville Alabama. The SBE allows a battlefield scenario to be played with realtime models and visulization via 'Gods Eye View'. The SBE currently models detonation of theater ballistic missiles (TBM) carrying high explosive payloads. TBMs, however, carry a variety of payload types: high explosive, chemical/biological weapons or nuclear. The payloads may be configured to carry unitary or submunition weapons. These TBM payloads whether offensively deployed or intercepted effect the battlefield atmosphere and ground environments. These dirty battlefield effects reduce unit effectiveness by causing casualties, damaging equipment, rerouting personnel and equipment, degrading sensor performance, putting personnel into Mission Oriented Protection Posture, and requiring decontamination procedures. In summary, a realistic battlefield scenario is only provided through integration of all these effects.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *BATTLEFIELDS, *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, WEAPONS, SCENARIOS, DEPLOYMENT, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, PAYLOAD, DETECTORS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DAMAGE, DECONTAMINATION, REAL TIME, SYNTHESIS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), INTERCEPTION, MISSIONS, PROTECTION, CASUALTIES, WEAPONS EFFECTS, CHEMICAL ORDNANCE, SUBMUNITIONS, DETONATIONS, VIRTUAL REALITY.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE