Accession Number:

ADA162960

Title:

Experimental Design and Analysis for the FIST (Fire Support Team) Force Development Testing and Experimentation II.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

In April and May 1984, The Field Artillery Board Ft. Sill, OK conducted a Force Development Test and Experimentation FDTE of the Fire Support Team FIST Concept at Ft. Riley, KS. The purpose of the FDTE was to test and evaluate the effectiveness of the FIST HQ equipped with FIST vehicles and digital communications equipment under various tactical configurations, selected modes of operation and personnel shortages. Although traditional manual data collection methods employing human observers was used to record test data, a new automatic data recording technique based on the Artillery Control Environment ACE technology was used for the first time in the field. Personnel from the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL assisted in the experimental design, and were responsible for designing, coding and testing the computer software used in the data collection and reduction system. Keywords Fire Support Team Headquarters FIST HQ, Message Collection and Reduction System, Microprocessor Based Modems Bit Box, Cluster Analysis, Fist Digital Message Device DMD, Analysis of Variance ANOVA, Force Development Testing and Experimentation FDTE, GroundVehicle Laser Location Designator GVLLD.

Subject Categories:

  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE