Accession Number : ADA408672
Title : Development of Computer-Generated Forces for Air Force Security Forces Distributed Mission Training
Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Dec 2001
Corporate Author : MCDONALD RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC WINTERPARK FL
Personal Author(s) : Weeks, Joseph L. ; McDonald, L. B. ; Hughes, Jack
Report Date : OCT 2002
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : This paper describes the Computer-Generated Forces (CGF) behavior development on the Air Force Research Laboratory Security Forces Distributed Mission Training (SecForDMT) technology development program. The near-term goal of this program is to develop distributed training technology that will allow Air Force Security Force decision-makers to practice planning and execution of air base defense. The system must be distributed because Air Force Security Forces are drawn from many separate home bases and receive limited training as a team before deployment to a contingency site. The training target is the decision-makers as opposed to the trigger pullers in the fire teams. This emphasis on decision-makers is because needs assessments have indicated training requirements for these positions. We will use CGFs to simulate fire team members, other friendlies, neutrals and threats to generate situations requiring decisions by the trainees. The CGFs being developed on this project are different from other CGFs in a number of ways. Security forces CGFs challenge, engage, or capture threat CGFs in accordance with the rules of engagement stated in the trainee-generated OPORD as well as level of compliance by OPFOR CGFs. Since these CGFs will be controlled directly by the trainees instead of an experienced CGF master, a simple, understandable user interface is a major design requirement. This paper discusses the process of defining behaviors for computer-generated forces and how these behaviors were implemented. It also discusses initial evaluations of behaviors, lessons learned, and future plans for extending and improving these behaviors.
Descriptors : *AIR FORCE TRAINING , *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , *DISTRIBUTED INTERACTIVE SIMULATION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , TRAINING DEVICES , MISSIONS , DEFENSE PLANNING , AIR FORCE PLANNING.
Subject Categories : COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE
MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE