Accession Number : ADA295843

Title :   Differential Geometric, Stochastic, and Computational Methods for DOD Simulations. Part 2.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 93-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Stiller, Peter F.

PDF Url : ADA295843

Report Date : 30 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This work focused on a comparison of three methods for evaluating weapon scores/importances in combat models. We also analyzed the ATCAL (attrition calibration) process in use at the U. S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency. This included a reformulation of the attrition equations at the heart of ATCAL in dimensionless form and certain approximations that reduce them to a system of non-linear polynomial equations. Finally, we investigated stochastic attrition models which use stochastic differential equations. COSAGE (Combat Sample Generator) data from a historically based Ardennes study was used to validate some of our results. (KAR) P. 1

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY, WEAPONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMPARISON, ATTRITION, EIGENVALUES, POLYNOMIALS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CALIBRATION, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, EQUATIONS, NONLINEAR ALGEBRAIC EQUATIONS, SCORING.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE