Accession Number : ADA302146

Title :   Groundwars 5.3. User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Comstock, Gary ; Schmidt, Michael ; Harrington, Clotilde ; Burns, Barry

PDF Url : ADA302146

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : Groundwars is a stochastic, two-sided, event-sequenced computer simulation which provides the results of a land duel between two forces. It models attacker movement and intervisibility based upon statistics from digitized terrain and intermittent obscurants. Groundwars models individual weapon systems and employs Monte Carlo probability theory as its solution technique. The model is primarily used to evalute weapon system effectiveness. Groundwars can address ammunition expenditures, acquisition, delivery accuracy, vulnerability, lethality, rate of fire disengagement policies, effect of line-of-sight due to terrain or obscurants, and the effect of various weapon classes. Version 5.3 incorporates new methodology to include wide and narrow field of view target acquisition, capability draw for NVESD P-Infinity, Javelin weapon system lock-on-before-launch, ranging-in, burst-fire delivery accuracy changes, hunter-killer, communication, and new MOEs.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *USER MANUALS, *LAND WARFARE, METHODOLOGY, POLICIES, ACQUISITION, SURVIVABILITY, WEAPON SYSTEMS, TARGET ACQUISITION, THEORY, PROBABILITY, VULNERABILITY, STATISTICS, TERRAIN, MONTE CARLO METHOD, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, LETHALITY, OBSCURATION, FIRING RATE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE