Accession Number : ADA228128

Title :   Integration of Threat Air Defense in a Hierarchy of Models,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Salter, R. G. ; Zobrist, A. ; Bondanella, J. R. ; Marcelino, L.

Report Date : JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The authors believe the use of the CAGIS (Cartographic Analysis and Geographic Analysis) model in conjunction with the JANUS model, portraying a plausible threat operations plan, is the key link in the integration of threat air defenses in a hierarchy of models. The current JANUS model alone does not provide the discrimination among various systems due to the absence of a mechanism to vary flight paths continuously in micro-terrain. The theater combat models do not distinguish system characteristics, but rather require discriminating factors to show non-trivial differences, between candidates. The simulation architecture which we are using does not give the threat air defense systems an undue advantage which a layered threat portrayal does. It reveals the capabilities/limitations of rotorcraft in a more realistic threat environment; and it provides insights into the capabilities/limitations of air defense systems. The balance between complexity and accuracy in models is key to gaining such insights. An example of these relationships is depicted in Figure 16. We believe that the impact of threat air defense systems on Blue rotorcraft operations should be examined further and an operational estimate be provided to Army aviation personnel. We are refining this approach and plan to use it as an analysis tool in support of other Army aviation studies being performed by the Arroyo Center. (kr)

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *MODELS, *ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, ACCURACY, ARCHITECTURE, ARMY AVIATION, ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY RESEARCH, BLUE(COLOR), DISCRIMINATION, ESTIMATES, FLIGHT PATHS, GEOGRAPHY, HIERARCHIES, LAYERS, LIMITATIONS, MAPPING, SIMULATION, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, THREATS, WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Antiaircraft Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE