Platoon-Level After Action Review Aids in the SIMNET Unit Performance Assessment System
Final rept. Apr 1990-Oct 1991
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The networking of simulators provides a means of conducting collective training that supplements field exercises. The effectiveness of this training depends, in part, on the quality of feedback units receive during After Action Reviews AARs. ARI developed a prototype PC-based Unit Performance Assessment System UPAS its object was to support the conduct of AARs and provide a tool for training effectiveness research by collecting and analyzing data broadcast over the simulation network. The UPAS loads network data into a relational database patterned after the National Training Center database, and it provides menus of data summary table and graph options for examining these data. In addition, the prototype UPAS replayed exercises from a birds-eye view over a grid map. This report describes the effort to improve the UPAS to support training feedback and research more effectively, with emphasis on training at the armor platoon level. A threefold increase in the number of Mission Training Plan standards addressed by UPAS was gained by the design and software implementation of UPAS AAR aids that integrate network data with data on terrain features and unit mission plans. SIMNET, Semi-automated forces SAFOR, Networked simulators, Embedded training, Unit performance measurement, Collective training.
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