Accession Number : ADA186964

Title :   Comparative Analysis of Attrition Generation Methodologies Utilized in Aggregate Combat Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Kevin L

PDF Url : ADA186964

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This thesis investigates methodologies used for attrition coefficient generation in aggregate combat models and the effect of these specific approaches on acceptable portrayal of combat dynamics and weapon system weighting in subsequent output interpretations. Particular attention is given to the subjective firepower scores, analytical firepower scores and the Bonder equation approaches for generation of attrition coefficients. Combat was simulated in both Lanchester Square Law and Potential-Antipotential aggregated models, using a common scenario for each technique. The output was compared for various individual weapons systems and overall force ratio computations. Sensitivity analysis was applied to a single system to determine reaction to various input changes and the impact on the output interpretation.

Descriptors :   *ATTRITION, *COEFFICIENTS, *SCORING, BONDING, COMPUTATIONS, DYNAMICS, EQUATIONS, FIREPOWER, INPUT, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, RATIOS, SCENARIOS, WARFARE, WEAPON SYSTEMS, WEIGHTING FUNCTIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE