Accession Number : AD0718271

Title :   A Computer Simulation for the Evaluation of Artillery Direct Fire Support Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Lowell Lee

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 228

Abstract : A probabilistic event store computer simulation of the artillery direct fire support system at brigade level is presented. The purpose of the model is to serve as a tool in evaluating changes in artillery fire support system effectiveness as system and battlefield parameters are varied. Parameters which are variable in the model pertain to the geometric configuration of the battlefield, artillery weapon employment configurations, artillery weapon ballistic parameters, weapon lethality, target configuration and vulnerability, artillery system time parameters, weapon position accuracy parameters, and target location accuracy parameters. A description of the model and a FORTRAN IV program listing are provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTILLERY FIRE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*ARMY OPERATIONS, CLOSE SUPPORT), TARGET ACQUISITION, KILL PROBABILITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, SIMULATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE