Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator (MACS) Year Three Report
Final rept. Oct 1986-Sep 1987
LITTON COMPUTER SERVICES DIV MOUNTAIN VIEW CA
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This report details research conducted on the Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator MACS system during the third year of a three-year system development contract. The MACS system is a low-cost, computer-based, part-task weapons trainer that was initially developed to facilitate the teaching of rifle marksmanship, but has the potential to train soldiers on other weapons. It comprises a weapon e.g., an M16 rifle with a light pen attached to the barrel and a Commodore 64 computer. Targets are displayed on the computer screen at specified ranges the user may zero the weapon and then practice marksmanship. Diagnostic feedback is provided. The system has been validated as a teaching device. Research in the third year of the contract has focused on software development in four areas 1 a 10-level Basic Rifle Marksmanship BRM cartridge, 2 an 8-level Advanced Rifle Marksmanship ARM cartridge, 3 preliminary development of a cartridge for unit rifle marksmanship training, and 4 development of a program for the M136 anti-armor weapon AT-4. In addition, minor software modifications were made to the systems demonstration program.
- Computer Programming and Software