Tactical Effectiveness of Minefields in the Antiarmor Weapon System Mine Detection Side Test (TEMAWS II).
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This paper contains an analysis of the data collected during the Mine Detection Side Test of the Tactical Effectiveness of Minefields in the Antiarmor Weapon System TEMAWS field experiment. The purpose of the test was to collect data on the ability of tank drivers to detect and avoid scatterable mines as a function of varying levels of vehicle speed, minefield density and mine detectability. A trial consisted of one tank, manned only with a driver, traversing a course of four minefields of different densities. The drivers were not task loaded beyond the objective to detect and avoid all mines. Results of the analysis include probabilities of mine detection, detection and avoidance, and mine encounter. Distances traveled to first detection and between subsequent encounters are also provided. Analysis of variance conducted on the independent variables identified significant factors and interacting factor effects. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Combat Vehicles