Accession Number : ADA262590


Title :   SPARTAN II: An Instructional High Resolution Land Combat Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Harris, Edwin H , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262590.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 263


Abstract : This project improved SPARTAN, a high resolution land combat model demonstrator. SPARTAN was originally developed as a hands-on trainer for land combat modeling students because there were no models specifically designed to teach the analysts how the models function. SPARTAN is built to demonstrate the techniques used in the current generation of US Army high resolution models. Like the original, the model is primarily a small scale attrition (both direct and indirect fire) model. The model represents 12 soldiers involved in the following processes: target search, target selection, direct fire engagement, indirect fire engagement, movement, reaction to fire, obstacle breaching, and some elements of command and control. The emphasis on model development was to keep the logic simple, yet accurately portray current high resolution modeling techniques as used in the more capable models, JANUS and the Combined Arms and Support Task force Evaluation Model (CASTFOREM). SPARTAN contains numerous features that allow the user to observe, in great detail, how the model represents the various activities of the soldiers. An educational assessment of the model was performed by students and faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology....Combat patrols, Models, High resolution, Weapons effects.


Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE , *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , CONTROL , FUNCTIONS , WARFARE , AIR FORCE , MODELS , STUDENTS , ARMY PERSONNEL , TASK FORCES , ATTRITION , RESOLUTION , TARGETS , HIGH RESOLUTION , SCALE , WEAPONS EFFECTS , ARMY , LOGIC , SELECTION , INDIRECT FIRE , ANALYSTS , HANDS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE