Accession Number : AD0666832

Title :   CREST: COMPUTER ROUTINE FOR EVALUATION OF SIMULATED TACTICS.

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date : 05 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : CREST, Computer Routine for Evaluation of Simulated Tactics, is a computer simulation primarily designed to study the interactions between various naval forces. The development of the model stemmed from the need to study the role of a CVA (aircraft carrier) in a global conflict. In the event of such a conflict, it may be necessary for a CVA to deliver its strike aircraft to an assigned launch area as expeditiously as possible while faced with the threat of hostile submarine forces. Further development of CREST added a 'cold war' study capability. This capability, in brief, allows the CVA maneuver within a given area, i.e., station keep. The CVA, in this situation, may well be opposed by submarines which attempt to get close to weapon range but do not intend to launch weapons. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE), (*WAR GAMES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), (*ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, SUBMARINES, COLD WAR, NAVAL AIRCRAFT, GUIDED MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY, SUBROUTINES, FLOW CHARTING, PUNCHED CARDS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Naval Surface Warfare
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE