Accession Number : AD0777216

Title :   A Systematic Approach Toward Developing ASW Tactics Based on Plausible Soviet Resource Allocation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Peck,Robert Louis

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The thesis relates the fact that, in the past, our ASW community has placed great (and justifiable) emphasis in detection and classification of submarines, while a serious lag in tactical procedures has developed. In order to alleviate this problem, it was felt that a systematic approach be taken which uses the principles of Operations Research. By examining submarine warfare from the viewpoint of the Soviet Union, a resource allocation problem was devised which compares the various submarine classes and the possible mission areas in which they may be assigned. Characteristics and available numbers of submarines were estimated, and the resulting allocation of forces was determined. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Antisubmarine warfare, *Allocations, *Tactical warfare, USSR, Mathematical models, Linear programming, Theses

Subject Categories : Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE