Accession Number : ADA325669

Title :   Ardennes Fractional Exchange Ratio Research.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 96-Jan 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Bauman, Walter

PDF Url : ADA325669

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : The US Army Concepts Analysis Agency (CAA) requires guidelines on use and computation of the combat measure of effectiveness (MOE) denote as the fractional exchange ratio (FER). The Ardennes Campaign Simulation Data Base (ACSDB) derived from historical archives, records historical daily combat status for units engaged in the 1944-45 Ardennes Campaign of WWII. The objectives of this research effort are: (1) to survey users of simulation models at CAA to assess how FER is currently computed and used at CAA; (2) to use the ACSDB to develop insights on the empirical relationships of historical FER to other historical combat measures; and (3) to develop attributes of a preferred method for computing a basic FER at CAA. The ACSDB is used to derive empirical measures for FER force ratio, and incremental force movement in the Ardennes Campaign. Statistical least-squares trendlines are then used to empirically relate FER to force ratio, and to force movement. These results, an the user survey, are used to develop guidelines on FER use at CAA.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *MILITARY HISTORY, *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, DATA BASES, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, BATTLEFIELDS, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MANEUVERS, ARMY OPERATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE