Accession Number : ADA191872

Title :   Graves Registration Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Helfman, Richard A ; Ralston, Mark H ; Suckling, J R

PDF Url : ADA191872

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 153

Abstract : This report describes a simulation methodology developed by the US Army Ballistic Research Laboratory which was used to analyze the capabilities of the US Army Graves Registration (GRREG) Service. The GRREG Program provides for essential search, recovery, collection, and disposition of the remains of deceased US personnel in an area of conflict where the prompt return of remains to the Continental United States is not possible. The US Army QUartermaster School commissioned the BRL to conduct a GRREG study to evaluate the GRREG requirements of the future battlefield and analyze the ability of the GRREG system to meet these requirements. A capabilities analysis was conducted to compare alternative organizations and procedures. The analytical tool used for this was a computer generated simulation using the Smalltalk-80 programming environment. The GRREG Organizations in a Corps are best described as a network of queues where remains await processing. These queues form networks, where the output of one becomes the input of another. The network is rather complicated: consisting of several hundred individual queues that are interconnected either in series or in parallel. The network is described in three levels of detail,with the basic level consisting of the individual queues, the intermediate level consisting of three types of collecting points (initial, intermediate, cemetery), and the top level showing the flow from one collecting point to another.

Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES, *DEATH, BATTLEFIELDS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NETWORKS, QUEUEING THEORY, SIMULATION, OVERSEAS, ARMY PERSONNEL, PROCESSING, WORKLOAD, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE