Accession Number : ADA295844

Title :   An Analysis of Three Methods for Computing Weapon Scores and Importances. Part 1.

Descriptive Note : Technical 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 : ADA295844

Report Date : 30 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : This work analyzes three methods for computing scores for weapons in combat simulations. The eigenvalue or potential/antipotential method is based on a simultaneous eigenvalue problem. Fire allocation methods link fire allocation, values, and attrition in a non-linear way. The resulting systems of equations are surprising similar in behaviour to the linear ones that arise in the eigenvalue method. Techniques for solving these systems are discussed. Finally the weapon importance equations used in ATCAL (an attrition calibration procedure) are discussed. Existence and uniqueness of solutions is proved under some mild hypotheses. Again a surprising similarity with the linear methods is observed. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *EIGENVALUES, *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *SCORING, WEAPONS, SIMULATION, METHODOLOGY, WARFARE, ATTRITION, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, CALIBRATION, SYNCHRONISM, HYPOTHESES, EQUATIONS.

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE