Accession Number : ADM000226

Title :   The Oak Ridge Spreadsheet Battle Model (ORSBM) Program (Computer Diskette).

Corporate Author : OAK RIDGE GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT TN DATA SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PR OGRAM

Report Date : MAY 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : File characteristics: Datafile and software (2 files); Lotus Worksheet and one ASCII file. Physical description: 1 computer diskette; 3 1/2 in.; high density; 1.44m. System requirements: IBM PC Compatible; MS-DOS 3.xx or higher; Lotus 1-2-3 v2.01. The Oak Ridge Spreadsheet Battle Model (ORSBM) is a combat effects predictor model. Given a description of a battle, it predicts the duration, surprise, advance rate, total advance, casualties, combat systems losses, and victor for the battle. Further, the model produces confidence ranges for each result. The form of the equation used to calculate casualties has been validated; however, the application for the input data to these equations and the other calculations reflect statistical fits to historical data (U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency Database of Battles). The historical data are extensive, but not exhaustive. Therefore, using the model is forecast the results of future battles, while providing a superior forecast to other alternatives, will result in inaccuracies.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC DISKS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *PREDICTIONS, *BATTLES, STATISTICAL DATA, CASUALTIES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE