Accession Number:

ADA282727

Title:

Evaluation of the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System: Operational Effectiveness of an Armor Battalion

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 91-Sep 93,

Corporate Author:

BDM FEDERAL INC FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

244.0

Abstract:

In support of Army initiatives to meet future command, control, and communications C3 challenges, the Combat Vehicle Command and Control CVCC research and development program evaluated automated C3 technology using soldier-in-the-loop simulation. The CVCC system includes a digital Position Navigation system, a digital Command and Control Display, the Commanders Independent Thermal Viewer, and digital workstations in the Tactical Operations Center. The evaluation reported here compared the CVCC system with Baseline conventional capabilities in terms of a battalions operational effectiveness. Using M-1 tank simulators in the Mounted Warfare Test Bed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, unit commanders and executive officers with crews were integrated with semiautomated vehicles under their control to form complete tank battalions. Each battalion completed three days of training, followed by a simulated combat test scenario. One of a series, this report documents improvements in the performance of unit and vehicle commanders by key Battlefield Operating Systems, along with lessons learned. Companion reports address training issues, soldier- machine interface findings, and performance from a tactical perspective. The collective findings help determine combat doctrine, materiel requirements, and training requirements for future automated C3 systems for mounted warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE