Accession Number:

ADA159871

Title:

A Model for the Planning of Maneuver Unit and Engineer Asset Placement.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

99.0

Abstract:

This thesis develops a prototypical model for the planning of maneuver unit and engineer obstacle placement for the Airland Research Model under development. The model utilizes a multidimensional network for the representation of terrain and presents two algorithms for combat planning. A mid-European scenario for a brigade in defense is used to contrast the model solution to combat planning problems with established tactical doctrine. The prototypical model demonstrates that network methodologies provide an efficient means for terrain representation in large scale combat modeling. The model used two rule-based algorithms for the planning of maneuver unit and engineer asset placement. The model consistently selected correct avenues of approach through the battalion sector and developed sound tactical plans for defending the sector. With the suggested modifications, these algorithms can be used as planning modules in a production model. Keywords Simulated combat planning Network terrain representation.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE