Accession Number:

ADA190584

Title:

Training Command, Control, and Communications Skills on SIMCAT (simulation in Combined Arms Training)

Descriptive Note:

Final research rept. Jan-Jun 1987

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

The Simulation in Combined Arms Training SIMCAT device has been developed by the Army Research Institute ARI as a research tool to investigate the feasibility of low fidelity microcomputer-based simulators for training Armor Command, Control, and Communications C3 skills. This research evaluates a SIMCAT training package designed to train C3 skills to Tank Commanders TC, including tasks identified as frequent problems for Armor units at the National Training Center. The results indicate that SIMCAT Single Tank Tactical Exercises STTX are an effective means for training novice and highly experienced TCs. The paper also discusses simulation requirement issues, additional SIMCAT training applications, and potential problems for implementing technology-based training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE