Accession Number:

ADA125615

Title:

A Prototype Decision Support System For The Selection of Ammunition Transfer Points Based on Field Artillery Role Assignments.

Descriptive Note:

Final summary rept. 9 Dec 82-30 Sep 82,

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1982-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A prototype decision support system has been developed, documented, and tested for the interactive analysis of the location of ammunition transfer points ATP based upon Field Artillery role assignments. The system is unique in that it provides a procedure for the subjective evaluation of varying Field Artillery roles in the selection of ATPs. Further, the system also incorporates how these roles are influenced by supported unit missions, battlefield posture, and targeting priorities to determine a weight to be applied to each firing unit operating in the brigade area that is indicative of that units contribution to the overall fire support mission of the division. This system allows input of the road network in the brigade area of operations. All candidate ATP locations, firing battery positions, and road intersections are entered, followed by the generation of the roads connecting each of the above locations. Scaled distances are automatically determined by the system. The system allows interactive input of the problem parameters, both as initial data and as revision of current parameters. The system determines the best location for the ATP through an application of 1-median location theory. Through subsequent analysis of data determined by the system based upon this 1-median, the user is able to determine where the ATP should be placed. The system also conducts a sensitivity of each of the problem parameters and generates a circle of effectiveness within which a firing battery may reposition without compromising the ATP location. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE