Accession Number : ADA215297
Title : Panel Review of the Semi-Automated Forces
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Brooks, Rodney A ; Buchanan, Bruce G ; Lenat, Douglas B ; McKeown, David M ; Fletcher, J D
Report Date : Sep 1989
Pagination or Media Count : 142
Abstract : This report documents a review of the technical approach used to develop the semi-automated forces (SAFOR) portion of DARPA's Advanced Simulation Technology Program. The review was conducted in August 1989 by an independent panel of four computer scientists whose comments are presented and summarized. The panel concluded that (1) the SAFOR development is work of high quality; (2) the suite of hardware being used is non-optimal, but the effort to change it is not currently justified; (3) conversion of the software to another language is not currently justified; (4) the objectives of the SAFOR development should be explicated and made more specific; (5) some limited measures should be taken in the short term to improve the adaptability of the SAFOR, but more substantial measures should be pursued in a longer term research effort; (6) more and better tools for users of the SAFOR should be developed; (7) more systematic test and evaluation procedures should be incorporated in the SAFOR effort.
Descriptors : *MILITARY TRAINING , *SIMULATORS , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , NETWORKS
Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE