Accession Number : ADA115753

Title :   An Investigation of the Dynamic Model of Modern Military Conflict.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Fox,Timothy William

PDF Url : ADA115753

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The Dynamic Model of Modern Military Conflict developed by Dr. Paul Moose, Naval Postgraduate School, is described by its system of differential equations followed by an investigation of its behavior. This investigation is predicated by an analysis of the model's stability about equilibrium using a method attributed to the study of ecosystems. The basis for this analysis is the formulation and subsequent evaluation of a community matrix termed the conflict matrix for this investigation. Specific investigation of the model's behavior is observed varying the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence (C3I) enhancements of one combat force against that of an opposing force while one froce utilizes misinformation and deception as a counter C3 tactic and the other uses physical destruction as a counter C3 tactic. Potential military use of this model as an analytical tool for playing what if? type wargames is envisioned following further research and study of the effects on model behavior by varying other parameters not specifically addressed in this initial investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *War games, *Conflict, *Military strategy, *Command and control systems, Military applications, Equilibrium(General), Stability, Differential equations, Lyapunov functions, Lanchester equations, Parameters, Counterintelligence, Eigenvalues, Mathematical models, Destruction, Deception, Predictions, Asymmetry, Matrices(Mathematics), Ecosystems, Hypotheses, Command guidance, Decision making, Military commanders, Theses

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE