Accession Number:

ADA242064

Title:

Using the Global Positioning System (GPS) to Fulfill the Position/Location Requirements of the National Training Center (NTC) and Other U.S. Army Instrumented Testing and Training Ranges

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This thesis discusses the use of the Global Positioning System GPS to fulfill requirements for exact positionlocation PL of combat elements on Army testing and training ranges. These requirements include the control of the ranges, measuring effectiveness of employing new systems or doctrine, use in after action reviews AARs to discuss battlefield events, recording operations for later analysis, and safety. It also addresses use of GPS equipped systems by the player units while participating in simulated combat on these ranges. The National Training Center NTC at Fort Irwin, California, is currently the largest and most complex of the Armys instrumented ranges. It is referred to throughout this thesis for examples of PL requirements and instrumentation capabilities. The development and fielding of GPS has added a new dimension in the Armys ability to accurately measure and record PL. The designers of future instrumentation upgrades are incorporating GPS capabilities. This thesis will show how capabilities can be improved and money saved by using a coordinated effort when employing GPS on the Armys instrumented ranges.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE