Performance Estimates for Operations Conducted While Wearing Individual Protective Equipment: User Manual.
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The purpose of this publication is to describe the procedures which may be used to determine the individual performance decrement resulting from wearing individual protective equipment IPE for exercise and training purposes only. Further, it describes the procedure for using the Force-on-Force algorithm for predicting additional required battalion sized units for exercises simulating combat operations while wearing IPE. Although actual operations are not explicity described, it is believed that results using the Dbase and procedures of this publication will provide commanders and staff a realistic appreciation of the performance decrement which results from the wearing of IPE. The numerical results should be applied in training and exercise situations. Section II is an introduction to the use of the Performance Dbase System. Section III is the methodologies which constituted the Dbase, the type of procedures used and the methodology for extracting information from the Dbase. Section IV introduces the user to the Force-on-Force algorithm and the hypothetical estimations for additional required battalion sized units during simulated combat operations while wearing IPE.
- Protective Equipment