Accession Number:

ADA028891

Title:

The Estimation of Lanchester Attrition-Rate Coefficients for an Aggregated Combat Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This thesis considers the problem of estimating Lanchester attrition rate coefficients for an aggregated Lanchester type theater level combat model, BALFRAM, which has been used for various high level defense planning purposes. Several alternative coefficient estimation methodologies are examined, with their strengths, weaknesses, and problems of implementation in BALFRAM being discussed. Data requirements for coefficient estimation and approaches to aggregation are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE