Accession Number : ADA262736
Title : Integrating Psychological Operations into the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS).
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Pecot, III, C M
Report Date : Mar 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 145
Abstract : This thesis provides a prototype and methodology for integrating psychological operations (PSYOP) into the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) combat model. The requirement rose out of the need for aggregate-level training models to reflect the role of PSYOP so that commanders and their staffs can learn how to manage plan for, and conduct PSYOP within the context of AirLand battle doctrine. As the JTLS model currently exists, there is no representation of psychological operations whatsoever. This thesis outlines a methodology for incorporating the PSYOP analysis process (including the target audience analysis), the PSYOP product development and production process, the PSYOP product dissemination, and an estimation of its effects (if any) on military and civilian target audiences. Military target effects are explicit estimates; civilian effects are modeled on the aggregate level. The goal is an estimation of the impact of PSYOP on battlefields within the JTLS combat simulation. This thesis contains an overview of the JTLS model and a listing of data sources and assumptions.... PSYCHOLOGICAL Operations, Simulation, JTLS.
Descriptors : *SIMULATION , *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS , *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS , REQUIREMENTS , PRODUCTION , MODELS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , THESES , TARGETS , OPERATION , DOCTRINE , BATTLES , ESTIMATES , PROTOTYPES , BATTLEFIELDS , TRAINING , IMPACT , METHODOLOGY , WARFARE
Subject Categories : Psychology
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE