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Individual warfighter effectiveness and survivability in a CBRN threat environment
Author(s): Roger Schleper; Chris Gaughan; Michael O. Kierzewski; Carolyn Dunmire; Luci Salvi; Joey Fann; Bret Kellihan
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Paper Abstract

The effort described in this paper attempts to enhance the state-of-the-art to model high-fidelity (hi-fi) dismounted infantry interactions with a realistic Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear (CBRN) hazard. There is limited CBRN Modeling & Simulation (M&S) capability for research, training and doctrine development. Although numerous ground and plume hazards simulations exist, few model the entire problem space. To this end, the following three hi-fi simulations were federated: 1) The Infantry Warrior Simulation (IWARS); 2) The Command Control, and Communications Human Performance Model (C3HPM); and, 3) The CBRN Simulation Suite via High Level Architecture (HLA) using the Modeling Architecture for Technology, Research and EXperimentation (MATREX) architecture. The goal of this federation is to provide an integrated capability that will allow analysis of CBRN sensors and Warfighter protective equipment in the context of a complex battlefield environment with dismounted infantry missions/tactics. The IWARS provides representation of dismounted entities and their decisions/physical tasks in a battlefield environment. The C3HPM provides task degradation data due to presence of various CBRN threats and due to wearing of CBRN protective equipment. The CBRN Sim Suite provides dynamic threat events/propagation, high fidelity CBRN sensor representations with tactical message output, CBRN injury based on exposure dosage/concentration and entity protection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7705, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V, 77050M (30 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851903
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Roger Schleper, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Ctr. (United States)
Chris Gaughan, SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Ctr. (United States)
Michael O. Kierzewski, U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Ctr. (United States)
Carolyn Dunmire, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Luci Salvi, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Joey Fann, ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences (United States)
Bret Kellihan, DCS Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7705:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications V
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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