Accession Number : ADA108062

Title :   Divisional Electronic Warfare Combat (DEWCOM) Model Programmer Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 79-Sep 80,


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

PDF Url : ADA108062

Report Date : Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 204

Abstract : This document is a manual designed to provide detailed internal information about the Divisional Electronic Warfare Combat (DEWCOM) computer simulation model, enabling an experienced programmer/analyst to maintain the model and to implement future extensions to it. 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 conventional tactical engagement between a blue maneuver force against 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 raders 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.

Descriptors :   *Electronic warfare, *Military intelligence, *Computerized simulation, *Programming manuals, *Communications networks, *Radar interception, Tactical communications, Tactical air support, Tactical warfare, Military forces(United States), Ground level, Artillery units, Air Force, Message processing, Facilities, Warfare, Deployment, Maneuvers, Observation, Attack

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE