Accession Number : ADA293780

Title :   Modeling Corps Artillery in a Theater Level Combat Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Bowyer, Richard F.

PDF Url : ADA293780

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This thesis describes the development of a methodology to explicitly model corps artillery assets in the Joint Staff's Joint Stochastic Analysis Research (J-STOCHWAR) and to quantify Army doctrine that guides organization of artillery for combat. The methodology incorporates corps artillery into the J-STOCHWAR by using the five fundamentals for organizing for combat, which reflect Army doctrine, and combines them with basic concepts already used in existing theater-level models. Other aspects of the problem include determining the appropriate level of detail, identifying techniques to solve the problem, and verifying the results. The proposed decision analysis solution technique provides a feasible method to maximize the utility of organizing artillery for combat based on an operational posture perception provided by the J-STOCHWAR. The influence diagram algorithm incorporates the effects and weights of the five fundamentals involved in the organization process. The methodology provides accurate input to J-STOCHWAR that approximates real world results. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *ARTILLERY, DATA BASES, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, LAND WARFARE, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COMPARISON, THESES, MISSIONS, DECISION THEORY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, MANEUVERS, ARMY OPERATIONS, FIELD ARMY, DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE