Accession Number : ADA262847


Title :   The HEL Counter-Air Program (HELCAP) Combined Arms Counter-Air Simulation Facility


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Herald, Gordon L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262847.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : The HEL counter-air program (HELCAP) is a program which focused on the soldier-machine interface issues related to combined arms counter-air operations. The thrusts of the HELCAP initiative were to (1) provide soldier- compatible interface designs for the command and control nodes which would demonstrate integration of counter-air operations between air defense and aviation units through interactive laboratory simulation, and (2) validate these soldier-interface criteria through laboratory testing of the command and control concepts. The laboratory demonstrations examined a small battalion slice which consisted of four nodes. This document provides an overview of the HELCAP simulation facility and HELCAP design specifics. The simulation equipment is described for each of the HELCAP nodes: (1) The helicopter node, describing the communications system and display, vertical situation display, tactical situation display, weapons systems equipment and displays, subsystem status monitoring display, aircraft survivability equipment display; (2) the tactical operations center nodes describing the battlefield situation display and data display; and (3) the integrated weapon's system display for the pedestal-mounted stinger node describing the simulator configuration and operation and the gunner's panel and controls. A symposium and demonstration of the HELCAP concept and simulation was provided to the Army on 17 and 18 July 1991.


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , AIR DEFENSE , AIRCRAFT , ARMY OPERATIONS , ARMY PERSONNEL , BATTLEFIELDS , CONFIGURATIONS , COUNTERS , DATA DISPLAYS , DEMONSTRATIONS , ENGINEERING , FACILITIES , GUNNERS , HELICOPTERS , HIGH ENERGY LASERS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING , INTEGRATION , LABORATORIES , MACHINES , MONITORING , NODES , PANELS , REAL TIME , SIMULATION , SIMULATORS , SURVIVABILITY , TIME , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE