Accession Number:

ADA456738

Title:

Cost-Effectiveness of CC&D Measures and their Interaction

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NORWEGIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT KJELLER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Various protection measures are introduced in order to increase survivability of military objects. The measures can be in the form of camouflage, armour or tactical manoeuvres. The cost of procuring such measures is normally easily calculated. The effectiveness, however, will be more complicated to quantify. Determining the cost-effectiveness is especially important when a limited amount of money is to be applied for an optimal protection balance between several countermeasure candidates. Cost-effectiveness numbers will also be useful in studying interactions between various measures. One way of quantifying the cost-effectiveness is illustrated by results from a model describing a duel between combat vehicles. For the chosen scenario the following CCD measures were included camouflage nets, decoys, and smoke. Other parameters like probabilities of hit and kill-given-hit are important factors included in the model. The last parameter is a function of armour, which can easily be altered. To a certain degree tactics is also included. For the modelled scenario the study showed strong interaction between some of the countermeasures and it resulted in very high cost-effectiveness numbers for the camouflage measures in both the visual and thermal spectral band.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Operations Research
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE