Using the SHIPCAS Projection System to Simulate Casualty and Illness Rates Among Forces Afloat.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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A shipboard casualty projection system SHIPCAS has been developed. This paper provides the statistical foundation of SHIPCAS and a guide to use of the projection system. Casualty data were extracted from eighty U.S. naval operations during World War II. The statistical distributions of hit rates, WIA, KIA, and DNBI incidence were analyzed by battle intensity, weapon system, and ship type this data provides the basis for ship hit and casualty incidence projections. The SHIPCAS shipboard casualty projection system simulates casualty and illness rates under user defined naval scenarios. Output of the simulated data reflects the salient characteristics of the empirical data.
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