Accession Number : ADA017120

Title :   An Improved Version of the Tactical Resources and Combat Effectiveness (TRACE) Model,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cutler,Leola ; Lewis,Donald E. ; Mills,Gary F.

Report Date : MAY 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : The report describes the assumptions and methodology of the improved TRACE model and also serves as a user's manual. TRACE is a one-sided expected-value model that simulates the allocation and consumption of resources from a set of airbases in a combat environment; output is in terms of targets destroyed, aircraft lost, and munitions consumed. TRACE is structured so that sortie allocation policies, munitions availability (through prepositioned stocks at the airbases or through resupply), force activity rates, weather, and weather forecasting ability are easily varied by the user. The model was developed to provide a means of relating materiel resource availability and operational capability.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, *AIR STRIKES, AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, CLOSE SUPPORT, INTERDICTION, KILL PROBABILITIES, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, MISSION PROFILES, WAR GAMES, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, FORTRAN, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE