Accession Number : ADA306221

Title :   Theater Air Apportionment and Allocation. Application of Dynamic Algorithms for Combat Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hamman, Jeffrey P.

PDF Url : ADA306221

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 121

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to design, develop, and demonstrate a decision model to dynamically apportion and allocate air assets in a theater level combat model subject to specified air campaign plan. The methods described are combined into a stand-alone air apportionment I air allocation (AA)2 model. The model translates the objectives of an air campaign phases into sets of strength categories that are used to value enemy unit capabilities. These strength categories are assigned desired levels by a user that define when a strength has been reduced to an acceptable level. These desired levels apportion friendly air assets between different strength categories based on the objectives the campaign phases. The strength categories are also used to value each potential target. These values are used to allocate sorties to reduce the strength of the potential target to the desired level. The model uses the strength values of potential targets to determine if the objectives of a campaign phase have been satisfied and whether to activate any follow-on phases. A demonstration of the (AA)2 model is included using a two phase air campaign. (AN)

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *AERIAL WARFARE, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, AIR DEFENSE, SCENARIOS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, INTEGER PROGRAMMING, ATTRITION, THESES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ALLOCATIONS, ENEMY, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, MILITARY PLANNING, TACTICAL WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE