Evaluation of the Marconi Personal Role Radio

Évaluation du Poste Radio Personnel Marconi

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Authors
  1. Tack, D.W.
  2. Nakaza, E.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN);Humansystems Inc, Guelph ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This experiment investigated the differences between the current in-service Tactical Command Control and Communications System (TCCCS) radio condition versus the Personal Role Radio (PRR) in situation awareness, mental workload, teamwork, coordination, communication effectiveness and mission performance. It also assessed the tactical feasibility and usability issues specific to the PRR product and whether the PRR should be acquisitioned for the Canadian Armed Forces. The findings from our SIREQ experiments have concluded that a small unit radio enhanced successful information transfer in a timely manner, better coordinated attacks within Section and within Platoon, increased flow of communication, increased mission tempo, improved ammunition consumption as a result of more effective fire control, improved cueing of indirect fire support resulting from the faster dissemination of information, and increased individual and collective situational awareness. In conclusion, lessons learned (LL) and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP’s) based on findings from past and present Fort Benning Experimentation Series (FBES), and drawn extensively from the United States Marine Corps, Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory (MCWL), UK Government, and non-military publications are discussed.

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Keywords
Soldier Information Requirements Technology Demonstration Project;SIREQ TD;Marconi;PRR;Personal Role Radio;TCCCS;Tactical Command Control and Communications System;radio
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-CR-2005-031 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 May 2005
Number of Pages
73
DSTKIM No
CA026781
CANDIS No
524740
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Electronic Document(PDF)

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