Accession Number : ADP002876

Title :   A Comparison of Two Air Defense Command and Control Models,

Corporate Author : ALPHATECH INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Dowdle,J. R. ; Gendron,R. F. ; Kramer,L. C. ; Merriman,M. P.

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This paper describes and compares two models of air defense systems which focus on the command and control (C2) aspects of the air defense mission. The models are both computer-based representations of how, through the execution of C2 functions, a defensive force detects and destroys an offensive force of airborne penetrators. However the two models are completely different in the manner in which this engagement is represented. The first model, called QUEB for queuing based, consists of a large set of simultaneous equations derived using queuing theory which solve for the dynamic steady-state conditions existing throughout the system. The second model, called TADZ for transient air defense zone, is a so-called event-stepped simulation of the air defense engagement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Models, *Command and control systems, *Air defense, Comparison, Computer applications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE