Accession Number : ADA335518

Title :   Anti-Fratricidal Technologies Study Using Groundwars

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Feb-Apr 96

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITYABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Comstock, Gary

PDF Url : ADA335518

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : This study investigated contributions of anti-fratricidal technologies using the Groundwars combat simulation model. Technologies addressed were Second-Generation Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS), and Situational Awareness (SA). Target mis-identification (mis-ID) was also investigated. Both the reduction of fratricide and the increase in force effectiveness when employing anti-fratricidal technologies were examined. The following combat conditions were considered: (1) Mis-ID) of targets not possible; Blue had good knowledge of Blue locations (i.e., Blue rarely engaged Blue, usually engaged Red); (2) Mis-ID of targets not possible; Blue had uncertain knowledge of Blue locations (i.e., Blue sometimes engaged Blue, disengaged Red); (3) Mis-ID of targets possible; Blue had good knowledge of Blue locations; and (4) Mis-ID of targets possible; Blue had uncertain knowledge of Blue locations. Blue would fire on classification. Second Generation FLIR anti-fratricidal technology option required firing on ID only. Study results showed for the zero mis-ID condition, BCIS provided significant contribution to Blue using First-Generation FLIR. When Blue employed Second-Generation FLIR, without considering mis-ID, all options (Engage on ID, BCIS, SA) showed similar benefits to the LER of the Blue force; however, all SA cases which allowed for some level of battlefield 'confusion' continued to result in some level of fratricide. For the case where target mis-ID was possible, BCIS provided the most significant reduction of fratricide and increase in Blue effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *TARGET RECOGNITION, SIMULATION, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, REDUCTION, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, AWARENESS, FRATRICIDE.

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE