Future Forces Forum
University of Defence
Model of Cross-Country Movement Verification: Case Study
Vaclav Talhofer, Marian Rybansky, Alois Hofmann, Martin Hubacek, Sarka Hoskova- Mayerova
University of Defence, Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Military Geography and Meteorology, Kounicova 65, 662 10 Brno, Czech Republic, E-mails: (email@example.com)
One of the fundamental tactical activities is maneuver, which is provided on the terrain. Maneuverability is mainly limited by terrain, its components and current conditions. Reliable geospatial information enables to support decision-making of commanders including manoeuvers planning. Geographic information systems allow modelling of an influence of the individual terrain components on movement of military vehicles depending on their technical and tactical characteristics. The quality of data sources and used models is necessary to consider in such as modelling. The Department of Military Geography and Meteorology at the University of Defence in Brno is focusing its research to this domain. The case study deals with verification of complex models of the Cross-Country Movement that were created using standard digital geographic data for typical vehicles being used in the Czech Army.
Mr. Hofmann has been working as a teacher at the Military Academy, later on University of Defence (since 1978). His present position is university teacher.
Alois Hofmann has participated on many research project focused mainly to geographic and cartographic applications in military a crisis branches. He participated on several of them in the position of the work package responsible researcher. He is author and co-author of 90+ publications including 60+ papers and 40+ speeches, mainly in the cartographic, geographic and geoinformatics branches.