Modeling Large Scale Troop Movement Using Reaction Diffusion Equations
Final rept. Jan 92-Oct 93,
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This approach to battlefield simulation considers large numbers of similar units as masses. The behavior of these masses is described by reaction diffusion equations RDEs normally used to describe the movement, spread and interaction of biological or chemical species. The focus of this report is on the development of models to simulate realistic large scale troop movement using the RDE approach. Three types of movement models are discussed movement across realistic terrain, movement along roads, and responsive movement. In each type of movement, the battlefield is treated as a velocity vector field similar to an electric or magnetic field. The responsive movement model, which simulates re- actions to battlefield conditions such as the presence of enemy troops or heavy friendly losses, involves a dynamic modification of the velocity vector field using the concentration of either enemy or friendly forces.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics