Accession Number : ADP000161

Title :   MACE/Micro-Disc: A Microcomputer - Videodisc Battle Simulation System,

Corporate Author : BDM CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Brekka,Lawrence T. ; Charity,Louis H.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A new, effective, and low-cost battalion(BN)-level battle simulation system, the MACE/Micro-Disc System, has been developed. The MACE simulation is an improved version of the Army's Computer Assisted map Maneuver Simulation I (CAMMS-I), modified to operate on a low cost personal microcomputer-videodisc and displayed on color monitors. The Micro-Disc System employs distributed processing supported by multiple personal microcomputers and video-disc players sharing a common hard disk mass storage unit. This distributed processing architecture and local area networking permits graceful degradation in the event of failure of one of the microcomputers; an exercise can continue to function with other microcomputers in the system performing the functions of the disabled microcomputer. Local area networking also permits easy expansion of the system for more complex simulations. Operational tests of the system by the 9th Infantry Division at Ft. Lewis, Washington have produced results exceeding expectations.

Descriptors :   *Computerized simulation, *Microcomputers, *Video mapping, *Training devices, Video recording, Disks, Simulators, Maps, Overlays, Computer graphics, Video signals, Data storage systems, Computer architecture, Data processing, Networks, Integrated systems, Command and control systems, Warfare, Maneuvers, Army training, Computer aided instruction

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE