Accession Number : AD0867603

Title :   Information Flow and Combat Effectiveness. Part II (Except Annex A3). Methodology for Evaluating the Effectiveness and Cost of the Tactical Operations System (TOS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 65-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Leake, L. A. ; Tiede, R. V. ; Whipple, S., Jr

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : Contents: Purpose, History of Project, and Scope; Approach--Study objectives, Overall approach, and Principal assumptions; Combat Model--The choice of a model, Description of a model, and use of a combat model; Measurement of Combat Effectiveness--Method for ranking battle outcome, and Experimental design and analysis; Discussion--Adequacy of input data on tactical information systems, Resources required for a combat effectiveness comparison, Limitations, and Possible directions for future research and improvements; Appendices--(A) ADVICE II input data (Army war college questionnaire and scenario based questionnaire), (B) Rank ordering of mission performance, and (C) Experimental design and analysis.

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL WARFARE, ARMY OPERATIONS, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, PLANNING, WAR GAMES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DIGITAL COMPUTERS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE