Accession Number : ADA108042

Title :   Divisional Electronic Warfare Combat (DEWCOM) Model. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 4 Apr 79-3 Jul 80,


Personal Author(s) : Campbell,Robert T ; Fairbrother,Ross S

PDF Url : ADA108042

Report Date : Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This document is a manual designed to summarize the operational features of the Divisional Electronic Warfare Combat (DEWCOM) computer simulation model. The manual was prepared by C.A.C.I., Inc.-Federal under contract to the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency. The DEWCOM Model is a two-sided stochastic combat simulation model which focuses upon tactical communications and electromagnetic intelligence/threat acquisition systems and the electronic warfare (EW) directed against those systems. To accomplish this, the model is driven by a conventional tactical engagement between a blue maneuver force and a red maneuver force. Each side consists of realistically deployed ground and close air support forces that include maneuver units, EW units, artillery units, and support units. The tactical war is driven by a set of orders that may direct units to attack, defend, move, delay or withdraw. As units begin to take tactical actions, messages are triggered which are transmitted over explicitly modeled communication links. The successful completion of these message transmissions is necessary for units to respond in the desired manner. Intelligence is gathered through direct observation of units in contact, radars, and from messages that flow between units. Increases in intelligence can in turn cause messages to be generated which may be sensed or acted upon. As messages are being transmitted over the communications facilities of one side, they are subject to being sensed by the opposing side. Several possible actions may be taken by a side upon becoming aware of the messages of the other side.

Descriptors :   *Electronic warfare, *Communication equipment, *Tactical communications, *Division level organizations, *Model tests, *Computerized simulation, *Land warfare, Communications networks, Tactical air support, Brigade level organizations, Message processing, Electronic equipment, Close support, Test methods, Data bases, Facilities, Blue(Color), Red(Color), Deployment, Methodology, Structures, Maneuvers, Functions, Validation, Warfare, Observation, Attack

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE