Accession Number:

ADA089723

Title:

Development and Implementation of TCOR Commo.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 21 Feb 78-30 Jun 79,

Corporate Author:

BDM CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date:

1980-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

315.0

Abstract:

An existing tactical combat digital computer simulation model was modified and enhanced to more fully explore the role of tactical communications on the modern battlefield. Some of those modifications and enhancements included detailed representation of the communicationals system and equipments in that discrete weapons effects both conventional and nuclear could be assessed against them. Following development of the prototype capability, four experiments with the model were conducted to characterize the performance of communications in terms of the outcome of the battle. The first two of these cases were strictly conventional warfare while the second two cases included the employment of tactical nuclear weapons. In each pair of cases, one run maintained communications operationally perfect impervious to weapons effects while the other allowed for battle incurred degradation and losses. Detailed comparisons are made among the cases concluding that communication can indeed be quantified in terms of a force multiplier. Additional model refinement is shown to be necessary, especially in the area of automated command, control, and intelligence processing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE