Effects of STANO Sensors on Small Unit Effectiveness. Part I
Technical research note
ARMY BEHAVOIR AND SYSTEMS RESEARCH LAB ARLINGTON VA
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Exploratory field research has recently been conducted to provide comparative performance data on the effectiveness of the individual soldier and the squad-sized unit utilizing six different mixes of STANO sensors under two tactical situations. The present publication reports on Part I of the experiment in which three mixes were empirically tested and others analytically evaluated in the linear defense situation. Testing, in the present experiment, was conducted in a linear defense situation under starlight conditions. Six squads, equipped with three mixes with three sensors per mix, were required to detect, describe, and report enemy targets to their squad leader under two tactical deployments FAR and NEAR. Sensors used by the subjects were the Starlight Scope SS, Patrol Seismic Intrusion Device PSID, and the PPS-14 Radar PPS-14.
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