Accession Number : ADA130826
Title : Proceedings of the Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research Development and Testing (28th) Held at Monterey, California on 20-22 October 1982
Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH OFFICE RESEARCH TRIANGLEPARK NC
Report Date : Jun 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 613
Abstract : The Twenty-Eighth Conference on the Design of Experiments in Army Research, Development and Testing had as its hosts the U.S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Command(CDEC), Fort Ord, California. It was held at the Hilton Inn Resort, Monterey, California, on 20-22 October 1982. The CDEC was established in 1956 at Fort Ord, Calif., setting the stage for the introduction of a new form of military evaluation...the Combat Field Experiment. With its highly sophisticated electronic field laboratory, located at Fort Hunter Liggett, CDEC's military-scientific team has the mission of providing hard factual answers to basic questions about how the Army of the future should be organized, how it should be equipped and how it can best fight. To provide such answers CDEC has developed a method of evaluation significantly different from anything previously available to the military decision maker. CDEC applies the technique of the scientific field experiment to military systems and problems. Experiments are conducted under conditions simulating as closely as possible those of an actual combat situation. CDEC began with soldiers armed with stop- watches, compasses, slide rules and clipboards as data collection systems. Today, CDEC has evolved into a high technology command using computers, lasers, intervisibility equipment, an accurate position location system and other sophisticated measurement equipment.
Descriptors : *SYMPOSIA , *ARMY RESEARCH , ELECTRONICS , COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS , COMBAT READINESS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , REPORTS
Subject Categories : Information Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE