Accession Number:

ADA244617

Title:

SIMNET Plan View Display User Manual

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BBN SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES CORP CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This Simulation Network SIMNET project user manual describes the use of the Plan View Display PVD workstation of the SIMNET hardware and software training system for vehicle crew training and operational training. The objective of the SIMNET program is to develop large-scale networking of military simulators for such vehicles as tanks and fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. By utilizing a network of low-cost, full-crew simulators, each supported by its own set of microprocessors, the Army can conduct platoon-, company-, and battalion-level exercises incorporating all of the tactical, logistic, administrative, and communication elements that are critical to actual field operations. This technology will permit regular and intensive practice of team combat skills. A SIMNET simulator models the performance of the actual vehicle in mobility, fire control, and communication. A simulator contains crew stations, each of which has a set of controls comparable to those in the actual vehicle. The simulators visual display system ensures that each crew member sees a depiction of the battlefield terrain as it would be seen from his vision blocks in the actual combat vehicle. SIMNET offers the crew member the opportunity to behave as he would in a real vehicle, succeeding or failing in assigned missions as he would in a battlefield exercise. SIMNET provides components for recording exercise data and for reviewing an exercise via a plan view birds-eye view of the battlefield. Data packets from a SIMNET exercise are received at the Plan View Display and are used to provide a view of a SIMNET exercise that is currently in progress.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE