Accession Number : ADA292787

Title :   Cost Benefit Comparison of the Tactical Combat Operations, Armored Vehicle Variant and the Multi-Application Command and Control Kit.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gruny, Jimmie G.

PDF Url : ADA292787

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : In the near future our combat units will evolve into an integrated military force through the utilization of weapon systems that employ digital electronics to acquire, exchange, and employ timely digital information throughout the battlespace. This thesis justifies the need for an on-board digital tactical data system for Marine Corps armored vehicles with the presentation of potential digitization benefits and simulation analysis results. Unique operational requirements for a vehicular combat information system are presented with a specific functional and physical description and life cycle cost estimate for two candidate systems. These systems are analyzed and compared using a fixed effectiveness approach to cost benefit analysis. Conclusions and recommendations for the Marine Corps' evolution to battalion and below battlefield digitization are included.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL WARFARE, *ARMORED VEHICLES, *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SIMULATION, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ELECTRONICS, WARFARE, MARINE CORPS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COST ANALYSIS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, COMPARISON, COST ESTIMATES, THESES, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), LIFE CYCLE COSTS, VEHICLES, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, BENEFITS, UTILIZATION, MULTIPURPOSE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE