Accession Number:

ADA065689

Title:

A Framework for the Comparison of Four Military Strategic Simulation Models

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

This study goes beyond the comparison of four strategic simulation models and attempts to develop a generic framework within which any strategic simulation model can be compared. The framework itself evolved with several iterations of changes. The first set of characteristics for the framework was developed with the help of an expert in the simulation community. This list was then added to or deleted from as various discussions and interviews proceeded with the operators and users of the four models specifically addressed in this study. Following this, a review of the overall philosophy of the framework was made, and a final form of the generic framework was established. After the framework had taken its final form, a comparison of the four strategic simulation models was made. Thus, within this standard basis for comparison the generic framework, one can more easily see what specific characteristics a model possesses and what specific characteristics it does not.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE