STUDY OF COMPUTERS TO IMPROVE COMMAND POST EXERCISES.
Final technical rept., 1964-65,
COMPUTER CONCEPTS INC SILVER SPRING MD
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This report documents the findings of a study of the use of computers to simulate combat conditions for conducting Command Post Exercises CPX and similar tactical training exercises. It was conducted under the auspices of the Army Participation Group, U.S. Naval Training Device Center. The study included detailed analyses of Army tactical training requirements, related war gaming models and techniques, and the applicability of available computer systems. It resulted in the proposed design of a computer-assisted CPX Simulator consisting of the following elements 1 a permanent administrative organization 2 a central computer installation and exercise site 3 a mobile communications system for conducting exercises at remote player sites via teletype communication with the central site 4 computer models for simulating combat units and functions at the divisionbrigade-battalion levels. The concept was tested using the CENTAUR gaming model developed by the Army Strategy and Tactics Analysis Group STAG and the facilities of that organization. It was found to be a feasible approach to improving Army tactical training. Major areas of improvement were the economy, scope, and realism of the exercise. Under the concept of the CPX Simulator, field commanders and their staffs at the division level and below will be exercised in all aspects of modern warfare under computer-simulated combat conditions. Author
- Computer Hardware
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics