Accession Number : ADP002969

Title :   Artillery Control Environment: An experimental Tool,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Smith,J. H. ; Grynovicki,J. O.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The Army is fielding a new digital communications system, the TACFIRE system. In order to investigate the command, control, and communications issues associated with the new devices, the Artillery Control Environment (ACE) was developed. ACE is a real-time, multiplayer, interactive simulation system run on a commercial computer that interfaces with the tactical equipment through a bit box (microprocessor). This paper discusses the preparations, experimental design, data collection and analysis methods for the first experiment with military players interfaced with the Artillery Control Environment software which was to be conducted 8 May - 10 June 83. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tactical communications, Fire control systems, Computerized simulation, Digital communications, Man machine systems, Command and control systems, Real time, Army training, Microprocessors, Interfaces, Target acquisition, Communications traffic

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE