Accession Number:

ADA285677

Title:

Training and Soldier - Machine Interface for the Combat Vehicle Command and Control System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1992-Jan 1994

Corporate Author:

BDM FEDERAL INC FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

272.0

Abstract:

Shifts in the global balance of power, coupled with increasingly powerful technologies and systems, will bring unprecedented changes to the battlefield of the 21st century. In anticipation of these changes, the Combat Vehicle Command and Control CVCC program evaluated the use of automated command and control C2 technology using soldier-in-the-loop methodology in a distributed interactive simulation DIS environment. The CVCC system included a prototype C2 device with map display, navigation and digital messaging capabilities, an automated target acquisition system, and digital workstations in a Tactical Operations Center. A total of 283 armor-qualified personnel participated in 12 weeks of data collection at the Mounted Warfare Test Bed at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Commanders and their crews were integrated with semiautomated vehicles under their control to form complete tank battalions. Each battalion completed 4 days of training and testing, culminating in a simulated combat test scenario. This report focuses on the training and soldier- machine interface SMI components of the research. The training data supported the acceptance of the training program by users and its effectiveness in preparing users to use the equipment. CVCC, Command and control, Distributed interactive simulation, CCD, Innovative training, C2 Training requirements, Assessment, Soldier-in-the-loop, Soldier-machine interface.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE