Accession Number:

ADA200653

Title:

Digital Terrain Data in Support of Land Combat Models

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1987-Sep 1988

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER STUDIES CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1988-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The Chief of Engineers has designated the Engineer Studies Center ESC as the Center of Engineering Modeling for the US Army Corps of Engineers USACE and the USACE point of contact for the Army Model Improvement Program AMIP. Part of the research supporting the EMIP Plan addressed the availability of the digital terrain data DTD needed by models to adequately represent the influence of terrain on the outcome of the battle. This report identifies requirements for DTD in models at each level in the hierarchy of Army models. Three specific models CASTFOREM, VIC, and FORCEM were examined to determine how they use terrain data and to assess the availability of the DTD required by the models. However, the DTD issues facing the Army extend far beyond the modeling community. ESC hopes that this analysis will contribute to finding a solution to the Armys pressing needs for DTD, not only to support modeling, but more importantly to support the new generations of weapons and command and control systems that require DTD to function.

Subject Categories:

  • Cartography and Aerial Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE