Accession Number:

ADA465243

Title:

An Analytical Model That Provides Insights into Various C2 Issues

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

This paper develops an analytical model that can very simply provide important insights into the consequences in terms of combat outcomes generated by different command and control C2 architectures for information processing. A Lanchester-type model of force-on-force combat that reflects C2 architecture at the platform level is developed through a detailed analysis of the target-engagement cycle for a single typical firer in modern tank combat. The most significant new aspect of this model is the consideration of so-called parallel acquisition of targets i.e., new targets can be acquired while a previously acquired target is being engaged. Computational results show that being able to effect parallel acquisition of targets will not only significantly increase a tank forces infliction of casualties on an enemy tank force, but also significantly reduce the number of casualties that are suffered. The model presented here is developed using Taylors new methodology for Lanchester attrition-rate coefficients under conditions of stochastic line of sight. This methodology allows greater micro-combat detail than has ever been possible in Lanchester-type models. Hence, it has opened up new vistas for the mathematical modeling of force-on-force combat. Twenty-one briefing charts summarize the presentation.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE