Accession Number : ADA186928

Title :   Enhanced Battle Dynamics for the Force Evaluation Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Price, Wallace A

PDF Url : ADA186928

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The Combat Sample Generator Model (COSAGE) is being replaced by the Vector In Command model (VIC) as the feeder model to the Force Evaluation Model (FORCEM) at the US Army Concepts Analysis Agency (CAA). This thesis presents and analyzes the two general methodologies in use today for estimating the attrition coefficients in a high resolution model: the self contained model and parameter fit model. It offers the analyst a framework for taking the output reports generated by the VIC model and incorporating these into FORCEM, much as COSAGE's outputs are now currently inputted into FORCEM via the Attrition Calibration Model (ATCAL). This thesis focuses on the ability of VIC to enhance FORCEM. This includes VIC being able to compute nonconventional warfare results and carry these results through ATCAL into FORCEM. VIC also enhances the capability of FORCEM via ATCAL to predict battle results and is able to extract information about the dynamics of the battle in smaller than the present 12 hour time steps. Keywords: Mathematical models; Computer programs.

Descriptors :   *LAND WARFARE, ATTRITION, BATTLES, CALIBRATION, COEFFICIENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DYNAMICS, FEEDING, GENERATORS, HIGH RESOLUTION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, OUTPUT, SELF CONTAINED, TEST AND EVALUATION, THESES, WARFARE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY EQUIPMENT, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE