Accession Number:

ADA282775

Title:

Battalion Evaluation of the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System in Distributed Interactive Simulation. Preliminary Findings

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LORAL SYSTEMS CO ORLANDO FL ADST PROGRAM OFFICE

Report Date:

1993-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

310.0

Abstract:

To meet command, control, and communications C3 challenges of the future battlefield, the Combat Vehicle Command and Control CVCC research and development program evaluates 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 battalion-level evaluation is comparing the CVCC system with a Baseline conventional configuration in terms of operational effectiveness. Soldier machine interface SMI and training implications are also addressed. Using M1 tank simulators in the Mounted Warfare Test Bed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, unit commanders and executive officers with crews are integrated with semiautomated vehicles under their control to form complete tank battalions. Each battalion completes four days of training and testing culminating in a simulated combat test scenario. This report presents preliminary data based on two Baseline battalions and two CVCC-equipped battalions. Improvements in the performance of unit and vehicle commanders are noted, and selected SMI and training results are discussed. The findings help determine operational effectiveness parameters, user requirements, and training requirements for future automated C3 systems for combat vehicles. Command and control, CVCC, CITV, M1 tank, Operational effectiveness, Distributed interactive simulation, C3 Training requirements, Soldier-in-the-loop, Assessment

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE