Accession Number:

ADA061417

Title:

Human Factors in Field Experimentation Design and Analysis of Analytical Suppression Model

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of this study was to provide a contribution to the phenomenon Suppression as an aspect within the military environment. Analytical models explaining these aspects were developed in order to identify the influences to suppression. Techniques are examined for including the suppressive effects of weapon systems in Lanchester type combat models, which may be useful in wargame evaluations of military judgements, and in force level planning. The study also provides techniques to analyze and fit experimental data to the analytical models. The data to verify the models were obtained from related experiments performed by Combat Development Experimentation Command CDEC, Fort Ord, California. The result for the modelling approach to suppression indicates source dependences on quantitative as well as on qualitative features. The functions are left quite general, although some functional forms are derived and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE