Specifying Battle Simulation Requirements. A Model and Case History.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this paper is to present a model that can be of help to military users who have to prepare functional requirements for battle simulations. The particular functional requirements are for a battle simulation that will be used to conduct research on training command, control, and communications C3 skills among the four leaders of a tank platoon i.e., the platoon leader, the platoon sergeant, and the two tank commanders during the performance of combined arms operations. This battle simulation, SIMCAT SIMulation in Combined Arms Training, is being developed for the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI by the Human Resources Research Organization HumRRo under contract MDA903-83C-0504 with Perceptronics as a subcontractor. The functional requirements were prepared for ARI by HumRRO and were provided to Perceptronics for the hardwaresoftware development of SIMCAT. While these functional requirements are specific to the development of SIMCAT and the purposes for which SIMCAT was intended, they are being presented in this paper to serve as a model for others who must prepare functional requirements for battle simulations. The functions for which requirements are provided e.g., terrain, movement, engagement, communications must be considered in the development of any battle simulation. While the requirements will obviously vary from one simulation to nother, it is hoped that their publication will assist others who will undertake similar tasks.
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