Accession Number : ADA262736


Title :   Integrating Psychological Operations into the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS).


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Pecot, III, C M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262736.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 145


Abstract : This thesis provides a prototype and methodology for integrating psychological operations (PSYOP) into the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) combat model. The requirement rose out of the need for aggregate-level training models to reflect the role of PSYOP so that commanders and their staffs can learn how to manage plan for, and conduct PSYOP within the context of AirLand battle doctrine. As the JTLS model currently exists, there is no representation of psychological operations whatsoever. This thesis outlines a methodology for incorporating the PSYOP analysis process (including the target audience analysis), the PSYOP product development and production process, the PSYOP product dissemination, and an estimation of its effects (if any) on military and civilian target audiences. Military target effects are explicit estimates; civilian effects are modeled on the aggregate level. The goal is an estimation of the impact of PSYOP on battlefields within the JTLS combat simulation. This thesis contains an overview of the JTLS model and a listing of data sources and assumptions.... PSYCHOLOGICAL Operations, Simulation, JTLS.


Descriptors :   *SIMULATION , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , PRODUCTION , MODELS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , THESES , TARGETS , OPERATION , DOCTRINE , BATTLES , ESTIMATES , PROTOTYPES , BATTLEFIELDS , TRAINING , IMPACT , METHODOLOGY , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE