Accession Number : ADA197506


Title :   A Methodology for Validation of High Resolution Combat Models


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Coville, Michael P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a197506.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : Senior officers in the United States Army have a high degree of confidence that National Training Center simulated combat results are representative, under similar circumstances, of actual combat. A validation methodology for high resolution combat models, primarily based on data acquired from the National Training Center, is the focus of this thesis. The validation methodology, where appropriate, translates confidence in National Training Center realism, to confidence in the combat model. Theoretical issues, existing methodologies, and the impact of model purpose are considered in this research. The final product is a validation methodology that makes use of a realistic representation of combat, automatically updates validation criteria to account for changes in weapons and tactics, and is responsive to the purpose for which the model was designed. Theses.


Descriptors :   *MODELS , *LAND WARFARE , ARMY OPERATIONS , VALIDATION , CONFIDENCE LEVEL , THESES , HIGH RESOLUTION , OFFICER PERSONNEL , METHODOLOGY , WEAPONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE