Accession Number : ADA017311

Title :   Munitions Support for Tactical Air Operations: Tactical Resources and Combat Effectiveness (TRACE) Model,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Kathleen ; Lewis,Donald E. ; Mills,Gary F.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 175

Abstract : The report describes the assumptions and methodology of the 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.

Descriptors :   *Tactical air support, *Combat effectiveness, *Computerized simulation, Combat readiness, Logistics, Materiel, Kill probabilities, Combat Support, Computer programming, User needs, FORTRAN

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE