A Simplified Model for the Suppressive Effects of Small Arms Fire
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The thesis explores the effects of suppressive fire in the dynamics of a fire fight. Lanchester-Type models, in which attrition is proportional to the number of firers, are considered. The classical Lanchester Square-Law has been modified to reflect the effects of suppressive fire through changes in the time dependent, attrition rate coefficients. The basic approach is to develop a series of mathematical models by phasing model construction. This technique begins by examining an initial model and then progresses by refining the preceding model. In this manner four different models are studied.