Accession Number : ADA141219

Title :   AAPMOD: An Interactive, Computer Model for Analysis of Conventional Weapons Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Miglin,R N

PDF Url : ADA141219

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : This research effort was directed towards developing a flexible, operationally oriented methodology to assess the effectiveness of conventional weapons. Ease of use has been stressed, to enable aircrews and weapons experts to use the methodology. The methodology centers on an interactive computer program, AAPMOD, that simulates a user-defined attack against a user-defined target. The program is a derivative of Attack Assessment Program, originally developed by the University of Oklahoma for the Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness. This study provided the program interactive capability, improved its structure by adding Fortran V constructs, and developed a data-input program - AAPIN - to provide laundered input files for AAPMOD. Program outputs include probabilities of cutting surfaces and denying aircraft operations, as well as expected values for number of hits and area damaged. Validity and capability of AAPMOD are demonstrated in a three factor, two level statistical experiment. The experiment consisted of an airfield attack, with associated discussion of effects of the three factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tactical air support, *Weapon system effectiveness, *Computer programs, *Damage assessment, Probability, Attack, Landing fields, Area denial, Statistical distributions, Bomb damage, Runways, Craters, Tactical analysis, Combat support, Digital simulation, Monte Carlo method, Man computer interface, FORTRAN, Algorithms, Theses

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE