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dc.contributor.advisorLucas, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorBabilot, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:33:51Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:33:51Z
dc.date.issued2005-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/2017
dc.description.abstractuction efforts. This thesis explores whether a DO is suitable for urban combat operations by analyzing the results of simulations created in Map Aware Non-uniform Automata (MANA). The employment of a DO is compared to employment of a traditional Marine infantry platoon in an urban combat scenario based upon data obtained from Operation al-Fajr, conducted in Fallujah, Iraq, in November 2004. The study also examines the effects caused by varying the terrain to that of Range 200, constructed at the Marine Air Ground Training Command, Twentynine Palms, California. Modeling insights, obtained by surveying Marines with urban combat experience in Iraq, tie into the research effort. This research indicates that the DO is marginally more effective than a Traditional Platoon in urban combat. DO also shows a greater sensitivity to combat outcomes due to urban density, and produced significantly better results in terrain with a lesser density of urban structures.en_US
dc.format.extentxxiv, 162 p. : col. ill., col. maps ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshOperations researchen_US
dc.subject.lcshUrban warfareen_US
dc.titleComparison of a Distributed Operations force to a traditional force in urban combaten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderArmstrong, Robert
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.identifier.oclc62165623
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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