Accession Number : ADA119624

Title :   Deterministic Aggregated Model of STAR on the Apple Computer (DAMSTAC).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : McKenzie,Charles J , III ; Pawlowski,Thomas Joseph , III

PDF Url : ADA119624

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 179

Abstract : This thesis investigates the estimation of Lanchester attrition-rate coefficients in a deterministic aggregated combat model. Numerical values for the attrition-rate coefficients in the Lanchester-type model are taken to be the same as those for a corresponding continuous-time Markov-chain model and maximum likelihood estimators are developed for these Markov-chain coefficients. A discussion of the historical background of Lanchester's equations preceeds the theoretical development of components of the attrition rate equations. Using the functional forms and procedures developed by Gordon M. Clark in his doctoral thesis, a simple computer simulation program is developed for a short duration battle consisting of homogeneous forces. Recommendations are made to modify this program to model heterogeneous forces in a similar battle. A discussion of the theoretical background supports these recommendations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WAR GAMES, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *ATTRITION, *LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, *MICROCOMPUTERS, BATTLEFIELDS, ENEMY, ARMY PLANNING, SUBROUTINES, METHODOLOGY, COMPUTATIONS, PARAMETERS, MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD ESTIMATION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SHORT RANGE(TIME), BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, TERRAIN MODELS, TANKS(COMBAT VEHICLES), SCENARIOS, DATA BASES, AIMING, ARTILLERY FIRE, ARRAYS, VARIABLES, COEFFICIENTS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE