Battlefield Visualization: Warfighting Requirements, Prairie Warrior 1996 Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE).
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The TRADOC Analysis Center TRAC helped the Battle Command Battle Laboratory BCBL to investigate several aspects of battlefield visualization BV during advanced warfighting experimentation AWE in fiscal year 1996. This experimentation was conducted using the Command and General Staff Officer Course CGSOC Battle Command Elective BCE and Prairie Warrior PW exercise. The purpose of this paper is to document the salient findings resulting from TRACs analysis of BV during this period. To focus experimentation, the BCBL asked Do advanced BV capabilities improve the warfighting capabilities of commanders and staffs The BCBL hypothesized that advanced BV capabilities improve the warfighting capabilities of commanders and staffs by providing improved products while decreasing their decision cycle time. To test this hypothesis and to answer the BCBL study question, the following approved PW 96 AWE issue was used to focus the data collection. How do advanced BV affect the warfighting capabilities of Mobile Strike Force MSF commanders and staffs This paper focuses on several components of BV that affect the waffighters capabilities - information elements, information display capabilities, and automated tools. Most of the information derived from the experimentation related to these BV components. Further, I will link these components to insights from past experimentation, to help answer whether warfighting capabilities are improved by these BV capabilities, and where we have to go to reach objectives of the program.
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- Information Science
- Military Forces and Organizations