An Analysis of Three Methods for Computing Weapon Scores and Importances. Part 1.
Technical rept. 1 Aug 93-31 Jan 95,
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF MATHEMATICS
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This work analyzes three methods for computing scores for weapons in combat simulations. The eigenvalue or potentialantipotential method is based on a simultaneous eigenvalue problem. Fire allocation methods link fire allocation, values, and attrition in a non-linear way. The resulting systems of equations are surprising similar in behaviour to the linear ones that arise in the eigenvalue method. Techniques for solving these systems are discussed. Finally the weapon importance equations used in ATCAL an attrition calibration procedure are discussed. Existence and uniqueness of solutions is proved under some mild hypotheses. Again a surprising similarity with the linear methods is observed. KAR P. 2
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