Accession Number:

ADA459545

Title:

Advanced Distributed Simulation and the Fog-of-Simulation: Lessons Learned from the Cockpit

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1995-Jul 1996

Corporate Author:

ARMSTRONG LAB WILLIAMS AFB AZ HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Armstrong Laboratory Aircrew Training Research DivisionALHRA has participated in a number of Advanced Distrubuted Simulation ADS exercises. These exercises included Warbreaker, the Synthetic Theater of War-EuropeSTOW-E, Multi-Service Distributed Training TestbedMDT2, and Warfighter 95. Each of these exercises successfully linked large numbers of simulators and enhanced the technical capabilities of ADS. These exercises also suggested that ADS offers unique training opportunities for warriors, battle staffs, and commanders. Unfortunately, these training opportunities were not demonstrated to the same degree as the technology. We believe part of the reason for the failure to fully demonstrate the training potential of ADS stems from problems in adequately defining requirements, appropriately scoping exercises, thoroughly testing simulations, and maintaining real-time exercise control. This paper describes the typical problems we encountered as a node providing virtual simulations of tactical aircraft in support of larger ADS exercises while at the same time trying to provide combat mission training for the pilots flying those simulators. In addition, this paper provides recommendations that we believe will enhance the training value of ADS exercises for participants in simulated weapons systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE