A Simulation Study of the Use of JTIDS in Tactical Missions.
Final rept. Nov 79-May 80,
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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A simulation study of the usefullness of the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System in a tactical situation was conducted using the A-10 flight simulator. Thirteen currently operational pilots from TAC and USMC units each flew eight missions. The missions included both close air support and interdiction scenarios in a tactical environment, and the pilots were assigned to those conditions using an ABBA experimental design. Subjective data provided by the pilots showed a definite preference for the JTIDS system. Experimental results indicated that JTIDS offers the capability for low task lead navigation, better communications, and improved situation awareness. The potential benefits of the system include an increased probability of mission success and improved survivability.
- Military Intelligence
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Non-Radio Communications