Accession Number:

ADA209892

Title:

Modeling Combat Fatigue in the Joint Theater Level Simulation Model

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Human participation and influence dominate combat, but the effects of human factors or performance are frequently neglected in the Armys combat models. A need exists for better representation of the human dimension of combat in our simulation models. This study develops a concept and method for modeling combat fatigue -- one dimension of soldier performance -- in the ground combat function of the Joint Theater Level Simulation JTLS model, Version 1.65. This paper defines combat fatigue as a subset of combat stress. It provides a brief overview of JTLS and its ground combat function. It also discusses modeling considerations and used a taxonomy for modeling soldier actions. In addition, the paper also identifies the data requirements and explores the availability of data. Finally, the paper discusses the modeling concepts application to other combat processes in JTLS, to other combat models, and to other soldier performance factors. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations are made searching the utility of this modeling concept. Keywords Modeling Computerized simulation Wargames Combat Continuous military operations Warfare Computer programs Fatigue physiology Performance human.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE