Accession Number : ADA319651

Title :   The Theater-Level Campaign Model A Research Prototype for a New Generation of Combat Analysis Model,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Hillestad, Richard J. ; Moore, Louis

PDF Url : ADA319651

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : RAND has developed and used models of military combat for several decades. Over the years, model-building capabilities have improved dramatically in computer capacity and speed, software for simulation, and experience in modeling. The end of the Cold War has focused attention on representing and modeling new and different challenges for U.S. military forces, while maintaining a balanced, viable defense force despite downsizing. The campaign model has been a key tool in such joint-force structure analysis, strategy assessment, and operational planning. This report describes our research into improving the ability of the campaign model to represent some of the important new characteristics of combat and using new software capabilities to achieve the flexibility required of such models in a highly uncertain threat environment. We designed and coded the Theater Level Campaign (TLC) model for RAND's Project AIR FORCE and the Arroyo Center to improve analysis of theater-level joint-force issues in the postworld War era. This model introduces advanced features for representing maneuver m nonlinear battlefields and structures for better simulation of command, control, and information systems. The model takes advantage of improved graphical user interfaces for setup and output and of state-of-the-art object-oriented simulation software. This report is not meant to be a user's manual for TLC or to promote it specifically.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *PROTOTYPES, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, USER MANUALS, WARFARE, AIR FORCE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODELS, THREATS, STATE OF THE ART, TOOLS, INTERFACES, PLANNING, COLD WAR, GRAPHICS, USER NEEDS, MANEUVERS, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

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

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