Accession Number:

ADA282481

Title:

Methodological Lessons Learned in the Horizontal Integration Simulation Effort

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Sep 1993-31 Jan 1994

Corporate Author:

LORAL SYSTEMS CO ORLANDO FL ADST PROGRAM OFFICE

Report Date:

1994-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

262.0

Abstract:

This report documents the methodological lessons learned in conducting the Horizontal Integration HI Experiment using Advanced Distributed Simulation Technology ADST. The experiment was conducted concurrent with the train-up of Task Force 1-70 of the 194th Armored Brigade Separate for their upcoming rotation at the National Training Center. Selected combat vehicles of the task force were equipped with Intervehicular Information Systems IVIS and Brigade and Below Command and Control B2C2 systems, as well as the Digital Message Device. Using interactive simulation facilities at Fort Knox, Kentucky, crews conducted simulated combat scenarios using M1 and M2 vehicle simulators equipped with IVIS, IVIS emulator systems, Lightweight Computer Units LCUs with B2C2 software, B2C2 simulators, and actual DMD units. The lessons learned regarding software development, technical support, and training support provide important information for the planning, preparation, and conduct of future exercises using virtual environments.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Combat Vehicles
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE