Accession Number:

ADA370854

Title:

Special Operations Mission Planning and Analysis Support System

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

Current mission preparation and analysis methods place an undue burden of effort on conventional and special operations forces to effectively synchronize and execute their increasingly complex operational responsibilities in a rapidly changing global environment. This thesis developed a tool for the United States Special Operations Command USSOCOM in support of their Mission Planning, Analysis, Rehearsal, and Execution MPARE initiative to allow special operations forces commanders and staffs to conduct mission planning and analysis in a distributed environment, and rapidly produce dynamic synchronization matrices and scheduling products. Operations research methods provide the foundation for the analysis. The system developed in this thesis is called the Special Operations Mission Planning and Analysis Support System SOMPASS. SOMPASS is simple to learn and operate, provides dynamic changes with little effort, and is universal in application. This system has the capability to execute on any hardware platform, operate across any network connection, and expand easily to support additional users and requirements. This thesis provides not only a demonstration of capabilities through a special operations oriented illustrative scenario, but also a working product that can be adapted for use in mission planning and analysis by all units under USSOCOM.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE