Accession Number:

ADA220957

Title:

Heterogeneous Point Fire and Area Fire Attrition Processes That Explicitly Consider Various Types of Munitions and Levels of Coordination

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

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Report Date:

1989-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

This paper describes attrition structures that 1 consider both area fire and point fire, 2 consider various levels of coordination among the shooters for both area fire and point fire, 3 allow the explicit consideration of the use of various types of munitions by various types of shooters against various types of targets for both area fire and point fire, 4 prevent unreasonably high numbers of kills by assuming a maximum density of targets in the target area for area fire, and 5 allow meaningful allocations of fire by various types of shooters using various types of munitions against various types of targets for point fire. For each type of fire area or point and for each relevant level of coordination except one shoot-look-shoot fire, the precise form of the corresponding attrition equation is given. A companion paper discusses some details concerning shoot-look-shoot fire. Lanchester equations, Deterministic modeling of attrition, Dynamic simulation of warfare, Aggregate combat model.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE