Accession Number:

ADA023039

Title:

An Attrition Model for Penetration Processes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a new model of combat attrition between attackers and defenders. The model represents cases where the defenders are protecting a passive target and the attackers are attempting to penetrate the defenders to attack the target. A complete set of assumptions and rigorous derivations of the relevant attrition processes are given. Interpretations of the assumptions, extensions,and computational aspects are considered. A taxonomy relating this attrition model with several other attrition equations is also given.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE