Accession Number:

ADA429445

Title:

The Virtual Observer/Controller (VOC): Automated Intelligent Coaching in Dismounted Warrior Simulations

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Jun 2003-Dec 2003

Corporate Author:

SONALYSTS INC WATERFORD CT

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This report describes the efforts and results of examining the feasibility of creating a Virtual ObserverController VOC to observe and critique Soldiers performance as they are engaged in simulated small-unit, dismounted infantry training using the Soldier Visualization System SVS at Fort Benning, Georgia. The successful integration of these two technologies will mean that the training value of the simulation-based exercises will not be completely dependent on the military expertise of a human observercontroller. Investigating the development of the VOC required several major efforts a identifying the Soldier behaviors that merit performance evaluations b developing situation triggers in the context of a training scenario that stimulate the Soldier behaviors we wish to observe and to evaluate c determining how to detect those behaviors in an automated fashion, and d developing instructional strategies that can adequately respond to both individual actions and small-unit collective behaviors.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE