Accession Number:

ADA218869

Title:

Simulation-Based Command, Control, and Communication Exercise for Armor Small Unit Commanders

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1988-Aug 1989,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSAL ENERGY SYSTEMS INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

This report documents the development of a simulation-based Armor small unit commander command, control, and communication C3 performance assessment method. Unique to this effort is C3 assessment based on task-loaded, full crew interactive operations conducted in the Armys interactive simulation test bed, Simulation Network-Developmental SIMNET-D. Nine small unit C3 tasks were selected for measurement in SIMNET-D. Multiple objective performance measures were identified and supported the development of criterion-oriented composite measures for each task. Task requirements were embedded in a 30- kilometer tactical exercise. Twenty-four tank-crew and platoon commanders and their crews completed the prototype exercise. Overall, the performance data obtained demonstrate the potential of simulation-based C3 assessment. Six of the C3 composite measures possessed split-half and Cronbachs alpha reliability coefficients above .50. Future small unit C3 exercise development and evaluation research requirements are outlined, including the need for investigations of a the relationship between soldier background and C3 exercise performance b the test-retest reliability and validity of the C3 measures and c an examination of additional C3 measurement approaches. KT

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE