Distributed Simulation-Based C2 Experiments
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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Command and control and situational awareness are critical issues in the modern battlefield. This report summarizes the results of a 22 factorial experiment in which the command and control and situational awareness were the principal factors. Two command and control structures were imposed on players who controlled simulated armor forces in this experiment one in which a high-level commander made all tactical decisions and another in which lower-level company level and below made decisions. Similarly, two levels of situational awareness were imposed. At one level, all forces on the battlefield were visible at the second level, only ones own forces were visible. An analysis of variance and logistic regression indicated that placing decision-making authority in a higher-level commander adversely affected loss exchange ratios and lessened the odds of winning an engagement.
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