Accession Number : ADA296246

Title :   Battle Group Stationing Algebraic Modeling System: An Anti-Air Warfare Tactical Decision Aid Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Gabrielson, Donald D.

PDF Url : ADA296246

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This thesis presents a methodology that could aid the development of effective AAW (Anti-Air Warfare) ship and aircraft screens for AAW commanders at sea. The method employs stochastic discrete-event simulation of detect-to-engage sequences to develop expected leaker values for single platforms versus a common set of threats. A network flow-based stationing algorithm minimizes expected leakers by selecting the best station for each tested platform. The stationing algorithm creates AAW screen recommendations which can be evaluated using a second simulation, which gives expected leakers for a group of AAW platforms against a set of threats. The battle group simulation allows expected leaker comparisons of recommended screens with user-designed formations. Both simulations offer symbol-based graphics options. Direct application of the methodology would lead to a Tactical Decision Aid which could provide assistance in improving a naval battle groups ability to defend itself from air attack. Extensions might prove to be useful in Tactical Ballistic Missile Defense, Joint littoral AAW operations, or in land-based AAW problems. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *BATTLE GROUP LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *SHORES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, GUIDED MISSILES, SIMULATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREATS, ALGEBRA, THESES, PLATFORMS, AIR STRIKES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, NAVAL WARFARE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, TACTICAL WARFARE, DECISION AIDS, ANTISHIP WARFARE, TACTICAL WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE