Accession Number:

ADA090875

Title:

Induced Stress, Artificial Environment, Simulated Tactical Operations Center Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

180.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the feasibility of designing, constructing, and operating a conceptual model of a tactical operations center simulator. The model is intended to simulate performance tasks identified for Army Security Agency company level officers during combat operations. The model has been operational at the United States Army Security Agency Training Center and School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts, since 1970 and continues to serve as an alternative to other more costly methods of combat simulation. The models subsystems include an electro-optic simulation of tactical level communications and electronic warfare techniques. High resolution aerial photography is simulated by closed circuit television suspended above a terrain board. Stress is induced by information overload, accelerated and compounded decision making, peer group pressure, and battle drills. An artificial environment is effected by performance testing and role playing in conjunction with an HO scale 14 in.1 ft. model war game exercise. The model may be used with computer assisted performance testing. The study describes the use of the model as an instructional device, performance testing device, and as a substitute for a brigade level command post exercise. Application of the model to civilian education and other training agencies is discussed. Technical data reporting on the method employed to simulate radio wave propagation by visible light waves are provided in detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE