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dc.contributor.advisorLucas, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorLindquist, Joseph M.
dc.dateJune 2004
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:32:15Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:32:15Z
dc.date.issued2004-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1549
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe US Department of Defense is currently pursuing the most comprehensive transformation of its forces since the early years of WWII. This transformation is a holistic approach to update both the equipment that the forces will fight its conflicts with and the way in which they will fight. This transformation relies heavily on fully networked air, ground and space based platforms. While many experts agree that in the course of the next 10 years communications equipment will emerge to support the networking of these systems, there remains much uncertainty on how operations will be effected if the technology does not mature enough to meet expectations. This research shows that even a 25 percent degradation in communications range could pose significant challenges for this Future Force. Additionally, even small delays (latencies greater than one minute) and constraints on network throughput can increase the Future Force casualties and the duration of battle. While the end result in all analysis shows that the Future Force is a superior element with the same battle end state-victory, the cost of that victory depends significantly on effective communications.en_US
dc.format.extentxxii, 106 p. : ill. col. mapsen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCommunications, Militaryen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of degraded communications in the Army's future forceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderBrown, Lloyd
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.).
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorAgent-based modelsen_US
dc.subject.authorMANAen_US
dc.subject.authorProject Alberten_US
dc.subject.authorLatin Hypercubeen_US
dc.subject.authorDesign of experimenten_US
dc.subject.authorCommunicationsen_US
dc.subject.authorFCSen_US
dc.subject.authorFuture forceen_US
dc.subject.authorNetwork centric warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorObjective forceen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US


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