The Resource A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models, James G. Taylor

A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models, James G. Taylor

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A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models
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A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models
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James G. Taylor
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eng
Summary
This report is a tutorial on basic analytically-modelling methodology for the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates (i.e. so-called Lanchester attrition-rate coefficients) for use in operational Lanchester-type combat models. The purpose of the tutorial is to facilitate the intelligent use and adaptation of such Lanchester-type combat models to defense-planning problems. It emphasizes those aspects of the Lanchester theory of combat that have been useful for developing operational combat models. It focuses on how the combat-attrition process is conceptualized and on the delineation of the assumptions involved with using each particular attrition-rate-coefficient expression (i.e. model of a single-weapon-system-type kill rate). Enrichments in both the target-acquisition process and also the line-of-sight process are discussed in detail. Those aspects and methodologies that appear to be important for future enrichments (e.g. detailed modelling of command and control) are emphasized. Both homogeneous-force combat and also heterogeneous-force combat are considered, as well as attrition-rate coefficients for different weapon-system types. (Author)
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Taylor, James G
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Type of report
Technical report; 1982.
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A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models, James G. Taylor
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  • "Final report for period Oct. 80-Aug. 82"
  • Title from cover
  • "Prepared for: U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command; Fort Monroe, VA 23651"--Cover
  • "August 1982"--Cover
  • "NPS-55-82-021"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138)
Color
black and white
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 166 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited"--Cover
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illustrations)
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remote
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A tutorial on the determination of single-weapon-system-type kill rates for use in Lanchester-type combat models, James G. Taylor
Link
Publication
Note
  • "Final report for period Oct. 80-Aug. 82"
  • Title from cover
  • "Prepared for: U.S. Army Training & Doctrine Command; Fort Monroe, VA 23651"--Cover
  • "August 1982"--Cover
  • "NPS-55-82-021"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134-138)
Color
black and white
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 166 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
"Approved for public release; distribution unlimited"--Cover
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote

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