Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

III.M.06. Vehicle-Terrain Interaction. Develop technologies required to provide accurate and reliable high-resolution mobility predictions, assessments, and representation to: the battlefield commander in the Army Command and Control System; the combat developer in Army models and simulations; and the materiel developer in synthetic environments for evaluation of vehicle designs and demonstrators. By the end of FY95, develop a stochastic mobility model with capabilities of quantifying the reliability of predictions and measures of risks. By the end of FY97, develop automated methods to rapidly derive, from standard available data, the high resolution input mobility factors required by mobility models. By the end of FY97, complete development of a theoretical model incorporating non-linear and hysteretic vehicle-terrain interactions. The model will be capable of analyzing the mobility performance of existing or proposed wheeled and tracked vehicles without requiring extensive collection of actual vehicle performance data.

Supports: PM OPTADS–TEM; PEO–IEW; PM CTIS; PM CSSCS; PM DAMMS-R; PM Grizzly DARPA Virtual Proving Ground; National Automotive Center.

N.R. Murphy Don Artis Bill Adams
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