EINSTein Goes to War: A Primer on Ground Combat Models
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA
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In this CNA Information Memorandum CIM, we present a primer on ground combat models with a brief history of combat modeling, a survey of some recent models used by the Department of Defense DoD. Because many DoD combat models use Lanchester-type equations in their attrition calculations we discuss examples of Lanchester-type equations and their limitations. The second part of the report focuses on a multiagent-based model, EINSTein or Enhanced ISAAC Neural Simulation Toolkit, ISAAC refers to Irreducible Semi-Autonomous Adaptive Combat. We review a few recent CNA studies using EINSTein to show how EINSTein can be used to examine small-unit ground combat. To get interested readers started with using EINSTein, we show a brief tutorial on setting up and using the program to explore some basic ground combat scenarios.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics