Accession Number:

ADA232951

Title:

The Army Unit Resiliency Analysis (AURA) Computer Simulation Model: a Brief Overview

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1990-Jan 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this paper is to exhibit the current capabilities, uses, and recent developments with respect to the AURA model. Developed by the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL, AURA is a large, inter-connected collection of analysis models which provides a detailed evaluation of the ability of a military unit to accomplish a series of missions in a combat scenario. The AURA methodology consists of a number of models from the various technical communities interfaced into a large, time-dependent event playing and optimization algorithm. The interfaces are varied, involving such diverse technical inputs as lethal footprints for conventional munitions, log normal kill probabilities for nuclear effects, chemical dissemination, chemical deposition and vapor footprints, MOPP degradation, reliability, and target acquisition probabilities. The optimization is a dedicated, non-linear routine which routine which models the commanders decisions regarding reallocation of surviving, degraded assets in order to minimize the choke points in the optimal functional path.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE