Comparison of a Deterministic and a Stochastic Model for the Probability of Winning in a Two-Sided Combat Situation
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Combat attrition can be modelled as either a determistic or a stochastic process. In the thesis the forecasts of combat outcomes generated by deterministic and stochastic Lanchester-type models for combat between two homogeneous forces are compared. Using stochastic formulations, the probability of winning is studied and contrasted with a deterministic win criterion for some idealized combat situations. Force ratios required to assure victory in an attack are studied from this standpoint.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics