Accession Number:

ADA248178

Title:

Transformation of Combat Data in Support of Battle Trace

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to find an appropriate way of characterizing battle data as a function of time. This study was initially designed to remove the numerical instability problem cited in Barrs battle trace methodology as suggested by TRAC-MTRY. The research focused on the instability problem and identifyingrecommending a technique that improved the efficiency of computation, and enhanced an analysts ability to meaningfully interpret the battle trace. Two Lanchesters Square Law based methodologies are introduced and analyzed. The results of this analysis indicate that the battle trace of a constant value generated by Lanchesters Square Law integration seemed to be the best measure to characterize battle data as a function of time. This methodology has no computational problems, is numerically stable and efficient, and has a battlefield interpretation with the proper-interval size selection. Measure of combat effectiveness, Battle trace, Combat modeling, Lanchester equation, Janus.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE