Accession Number : AD0759743

Title :   NMCSSC Simulation for the Assessment of Tactical Nuclear Weapons (SATAN II). System Description.

Descriptive Note : Computer system manual,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL MILITARY COMMAND SYSTEM SUPPORT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lautzenheiser,Marvin ; Bales,William B. ; Fletcher,Nicholas H. ; Eoff,David A. ; Koehler,Raymond B.

Report Date : 05 JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 342

Abstract : The SATAN 2 System Description (SDM) provides a description of the SATAN 2 Model and its operations. SATAN 2 is a model for the two-sided, open play of tactical nuclear weapons exchanges on simulated battlefields. When provided by the user with description of the engaging forces, rates of target acquisition, and a nuclear weapons employment doctrine, the SATAN 2 computer programs will automatically: establish the battle area, deploy the forces, determine necessary reaction for actions taken, acquire targets, allocate nuclear weapons to fire on those targets, assess the effects of those fires, move the forward edge of battle area (FEBA), and automatically interface with A LAS (A Tactical, Logistical, and Air Simulation). (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*WAR GAMES, NUCLEAR WARFARE), NUCLEAR WEAPONS, GAME THEORY, THREAT EVALUATION, NUCLEAR WARFARE CASUALTIES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DECISION MAKING, DEPLOYMENT, TARGET ACQUISITION, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE