Accession Number : ADA108315

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

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


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

PDF Url : ADA108315

Report Date : Sep 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : This document is a manual to assist military and operations research analysts in the use of the Divisional Electronic Warfare Combat (DEWCOM) computer simulation model. 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 betwwen 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 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.

Descriptors :   *Electronic warfare, *Computerized simulation, *User manuals, *Division level organizations, *Land warfare, Message processing, Model tests, Communication equipment, Blue(Color), Electronic equipment, Brigade level organizations, Red(Color), Tactical air support, Data bases, Test methods, Close support, Artillery units, Communications networks, Tactical warfare, Ground level, Tactical communications

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE