Accession Number : ADA320463

Title :   Simulation Enhancements from Ardennes Campaign Analysis (SEACA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 95-Oct 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Ralph E.

PDF Url : ADA320463

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The Ardennes Campaign Simulation (ARCAS Study, completed by the US. Army Concepts Analysis Agency (CAA) in December 1995, suggested modifications to the Concepts Evaluation Model (CEM) and to the stochastic CEM (STOCEM) that should render the simulations more realistic by bringing simulation results into closer agreement with historical results such as the results of the 1944 Ardennes Campaign (known as the Battle of the Bulge). The CEM is a fully automated, constructive computer model of theater-level warfare that is used extensively for Army studies of force capabilities and requirements. The objectives of this research are as follows: (1) investigate the potential enhancements to the CEM and STOCEM suggested by the ARCAS Study; (2) determine a suitable logic for such enhancements; (3) implement and test the enhancements; and (4) compare the enhanced simulation results with the results of the ARCAS Study. This report describes the implementation of the model modifications and provides results, observations, and recommendations of the research.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, DATA BASES, MILITARY HISTORY, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, OPTIMIZATION, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, ARMY RESEARCH, COMBAT SUPPORT, BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WAR GAMES, MANEUVERS, ARMY OPERATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE