Accession Number : ADA180948

Title :   Three Small Unit Short Term Force on Force Attrition Models with Logistics Considerations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Fish,Dean E.

Report Date : MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Three related simulation models based on modified Lanchester theory are examined. The models allow consideration of various aspects of logistics to be incorporated into a battle scenario. The first model allows for an overall general logistics percentage factor that must remain the same for each input throughout a hypothetical engagement. The second model has the additional capability to allow for varying logistic percentages. The last model includes the advantages of the second model plus two intermediary steps and also allows for resupply. The two intermediary steps discuss aspects of two additional models that will not be fully developed in this thesis. They show the procedure used in the development of the resupply considerations in the last model. These models are general in application, and they are designed for small unit short term scenarios. This thesis is demonstrative in nature, and its purpose is to demonstrate a basis of techniques and computer programs for incorporating logistics considerations into a hypothetical combat environment that can be later modified and structured for user specific needs. Keywords: Theses; Combat service support; Lanchester equations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMBAT SUPPORT, *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ATTRITION, BATTLES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, LOGISTICS, REPLENISHMENT, SCENARIOS, SIMULATION, THESES, USER NEEDS, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE