Accession Number : ADA187318

Title :   A Methodology for Modeling Urban Combat in ALARM (Advance Airland Research Model).

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Pritchett, Christopher S

PDF Url : ADA187318

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This thesis extends the development of the Advanced Airland Research Model (ALARM), a research effort at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in the areas of urban terrain representation and urban mission planning. The growing proportion of dismounted infantry forces in the U.S. Army and the increased urbanization of Europe requires having a means at hand for studying the use of dismounted infantry in urban combat. The feasibility of using networks to model urban terrain and sequence the activities comprising an urban mission are demonstrated. A division scenario is developed that links brigade and battalion terrain networks. A template for an urban defense mission is developed and demonstrates the use of networks for stimulating mission planning in built-up areas. An outline is provided for linking multi-level terrain and mission networks into one planning model.

Descriptors :   *URBAN WARFARE, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, NETWORKS, TERRAIN, WARFARE, INFANTRY, PLANNING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MISSION PROFILES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MILITARY PLANNING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE