Accession Number : ADA319359

Title :   High Resolution Modeling of Naval Mine Countermeasures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Oct 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Weber, Timothy R. ; Mansager, Bard K. ; Borges, Carlos F.

PDF Url : ADA319359

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : This report examines a modeling approach for naval mine countermeasures (MCM) in the very shallow water (VSW) surf zone (SZ) and beach zone (BZ). Clearing mines in this region of the battlefield poses serious problems to an amphibious landing force. Using an accredited U.S. Army model (Janus), modifications were made to the database creating amphibious systems and threat minefields. Three scenarios were developed representing an amphibious landing of a battalion-sized force using (1) no clearing; (2) traditional (current) MCM; and (3) a new technology (Lemmings). Data was collected from each scenario to investigate the ability of Janus to represent naval MCM at the battalion landing team level of interest.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MINE COUNTERMEASURES, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, *HIGH RESOLUTION, *MINE CLEARANCE, *LANDING FORCES, DATA BASES, SCENARIOS, MODELS, THREATS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, MODEL THEORY, MINEFIELDS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), SHALLOW WATER, ARMY, BEACHES, SURF, MINES(ORDNANCE).

Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE