Accession Number : AD0875490

Title :   Land Combat Model DYNCOM Programmer's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Gordon M. ; Parry, Sam H. ; Hutcherson, Don C. ; Rheinfrank, John J., III ; Petty, Gerald R.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 710

Abstract : The DYNCOM model is a high-resolution simulation of battalion-sized combat units having armor, crew-served anti-tank, aerial-platform, and artillery weapons. These weapons can be equipped with missiles, and the model was developed to predict the effect of missile performance characteristics on the effectiveness of tactical units in engagements with enemy forces. The design of principal submodels is described in Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 5 of this report. Detailed instructions on the DYNCOM computer program are presented in Volume 4. The program has been written for the IBM System 360 computer so that instructions on the preparation of control cards and program organization are specifically directed toward that computer. This volume consists of a chapter containing instructions on the use of DYNCOM and seven appendixes. Appendix A shows a sample data deck to illustrate the organization of input data. The common-area descriptions are presented in Appendix B. A cross reference between common areas and the chapters which describe the model they are associated with is presented in Appendix C. Appendix D gives program descriptions and flow charts for routines used in data preparation of terrain and missile data. The DYNCOM main program is presented in Appendix E. In Appendix F, subroutine descriptions are listed for each simulation routine. Appendix G contains generalized System/360 Job Control Language required for a simulation run. (Author)

Descriptors :   *TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES)), (*TACTICAL WARFARE, (*MILITARY TACTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, CLOSE SUPPORT, MILITARY STRATEGY, WAR GAMES, SUBROUTINES, FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER LOGIC, CONTROL SEQUENCES, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE