Report of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel Ad Hoc Group on Fire Suppression
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ACQUISITION (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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At the request of the Commander, US Army Training and Doctrine Command TRADOC, an Ad Hoc ASAP committee was organized to review and assess some of the past fire suppression research activities, clarify definitions, develop objectives of a scientific research program, and outline the structure of a research program. The committees efforts focused on suppression that causes behaviors intended to lessen risk of incapacitation from firepower, rather than of actual incapacitation from firepower or confusion of the senses from non-firepower systems. In the report, a detailed description of the processes signal generation and attenuation human sensory, perception, and behavior and performance effects that produce fire suppression is developed. This description is used as the basis for the operational definition of fire suppression and for the objectives of a research program. A structure and associated recommendations for a sequential study and research program is presented. Additionally, the report contains some quick fixes to reduce the effect of fire suppression on command-guided anti-tank systems and also a review of existing models of fire suppression.
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