Accession Number : ADA162960
Title : Experimental Design and Analysis for the FIST (Fire Support Team) Force Development Testing and Experimentation II.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Grynovicki,Jock O ; Smith,Jill H
Report Date : Oct 1985
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : In April and May 1984, The Field Artillery Board Ft. Sill, OK conducted a Force Development Test and Experimentation (FDT&E) of the Fire Support Team (FIST) Concept at Ft. Riley, KS. The purpose of the FDT&E was to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the FIST HQ equipped with FIST vehicles and digital communications equipment under various tactical configurations, selected modes of operation and personnel shortages. Although traditional manual data collection methods employing human observers was used to record test data, a new automatic data recording technique based on the Artillery Control Environment (ACE) technology was used for the first time in the field. Personnel from the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) assisted in the experimental design, and were responsible for designing, coding and testing the computer software used in the data collection and reduction system. Keywords: Fire Support Team Headquarters (FIST HQ), Message Collection and Reduction System, Microprocessor Based Modems (Bit Box), Cluster Analysis, Fist Digital Message Device (DMD), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Force Development Testing and Experimentation (FDT&E), Ground/Vehicle Laser Location Designator (G/VLLD).
Descriptors : *DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS , *FIRE SUPPORT , TEST AND EVALUATION , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , DIGITAL SYSTEMS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , ENVIRONMENTS , MICROPROCESSORS , EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , LASERS , OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS , CODING , CLUSTERING , CONFIGURATIONS , DATA ACQUISITION , GROUND VEHICLES , TACTICAL ANALYSIS , PERSONNEL , MODEMS , MESSAGE PROCESSING , FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS , SHORTAGES , MANUALS , ARTILLERY FIRE
Subject Categories : Non-radio Communications
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE