Accession Number:

AD0756536

Title:

Comparison of a Deterministic and a Stochastic Model for the Probability of Winning in a Two-Sided Combat Situation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE