Accession Number:

ADA071366

Title:

Target Acquisition Systems Force Mix Analysis (TASFMA). Volume I. Executive Summary.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY CONCEPTS ANALYSIS AGENCY BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the development of a quantitative methodology for the selection of an optimum systems force mix in any functional area. The methodology is demonstrated by the evaluation of mixes of Army target acquisition systems for artillery in a first-day, European, division-level conflict. The methodology provides for both an optimally performing mix within budget and quantity constraints, and identification of the mix which attains prescribed levels of performance for least cost. The methodology requires a prioritization of measures of effectiveness MOE, cost data on systems, and the results of combat simulation under a variety of systems mixes. Regression analysis is then used to reduce the combat results into equations specifying the contributions of the individual systems to the MOE. These relationships are then employed in a nonlinear goal program or pattern search procedure to arrive at the optimum systems mix for the constraints applied. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE