Accession Number:

ADA303556

Title:

A Training Effectiveness Evaluation of LeatherNet.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

The author evaluates a Distributed Interactive Simulation DIS system known as LeatherNet to determine its abilities in fulfilling the long term Modeling and Simulation MS goals of the United States Marine Corps. LeatherNet is a DIS compatible, virtual simulation system that is being developed to demonstrate the capabilities of todays simulation technology for military applications. The author developed an evaluation methodolgy that evaluates LeatherNets ability to enhance traditional Marine Corps training. An evaluation was conducted by subject matter experts at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, Ca. Analysis of results show that LeatherNet is effective in enhancing traditional live fire training methods despite its limited development. The author presents lessons learned related to this type of evaluation, and provides recommendations for further research. Additionally, the author recommends actions to be taken by the Marine Corps to optimize the benefits of LeatherNet and similar simulation products. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Computer Systems
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE