Accession Number : ADA305967

Title :   Modeling Obstacles and Engineer Forces in Stochastic Joint Theater Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Whitlock, Joseph E.

PDF Url : ADA305967

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : This study proposes a methodology for modeling obstacles and combat engineer forces in a stochastic joint theater level model. The Joint Warfare Analysis Experimental Prototype (JWAEP) model serves as the host model for implementing this methodology. The methods presented in this research allow for the representation of combat engineer units and obstacles at the low level of resolution appropriate for a theater level model. Essential tasks in the engineer functional area of countermobility are modeled using engineer unit structures. An obstacle complex structure is presented and used to represent aggregations of tactical obstacles similar to the obstacle zone and belt operational control measures used in US Army doctrine. This research also describes the attrition and delay algorithms for unit encounters with an obstacle complex and explains when this explicit attrition and delay are used. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, DATA BASES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, SCENARIOS, MOBILITY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, SURVIVABILITY, BATTLEFIELDS, ATTRITION, THESES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, DELAY, MANEUVERS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, BLOCKING, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS, TACTICAL WARFARE, COMBAT FORCES, SPECIAL FORCES, LOW RESOLUTION, MILITARY ENGINEERING.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE