Accession Number : ADA311875

Title :   Combat Simulation Modeling in Naval Special Warfare Mission Planning.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hakala, Jeffrey W.

PDF Url : ADA311875

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This thesis explores the potential role of combat simulation modeling in the Naval Special Warfare mission planning cycle. It discusses methods for bridging the gap between the simulation and mission planning processes, addressing strengths and weaknesses as well as employment considerations. This thesis describes the processes involved in modeling and simulation and discusses how the stochastic nature of simulation is particularly relevant to combat. Deliberate, Time-sensitive, and Dynamic mission planning are described and the commonality of tactical planning in each instance is established. Based on this framework, a notional SEAL scenario is used to illustrate the role of simulation in each type of mission planning, focusing primarily at the tactical level. The thesis concludes by discussing additional applications of combat simulation modeling within the Naval Special Warfare community and makes recommendations for its effective and efficient implementation.

Descriptors :   *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SCENARIOS, MISSION PROFILES, DYNAMICS, THESES, STRENGTH(GENERAL), NAVAL WARFARE, NAVAL PLANNING, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, ORDER OF BATTLE, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE