Accession Number : ADA183358
Title : A Comparative Analysis of a Generalized Lanchester Equation Model and a Stochastic Computer Simulation Model.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : West,Terry A
PDF Url : ADA183358
Report Date : Mar 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 145
Abstract : This thesis involved a numerical experiment to compare a deterministic Generalized Lanchester Equation model, referred to as the M/W model, and a stochastic computer simulation model, referred to as the C/S model. A discussion of the historical background of Lanchester's equations precedes the presentation of the two models and the experimental design. The results are presented graphically and show that the M/W force level trajectory is a good approximation for the C/S force level trajectory. It was also shown that the two model's trajectories behaved similarly. These results indicate that deterministic attrition models may often be good approximations for the mean of stochastic combat attrition models. Command and control applications of a model like the M/W model, are presented and a list of suggested follow-on research is provided to stimulate further work in this area. Keywords: Command, Control and communications; Theses.
Descriptors : *LANCHESTER EQUATIONS, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ATTRITION, DETERMINANTS(MATHEMATICS), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, THESES, TRAJECTORIES, COMPARISON, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MILITARY APPLICATIONS
Subject Categories : Operations Research
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE