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dc.contributor.advisorParry, Samuel H.
dc.contributor.advisorSchoenstadt, Arthur L.
dc.contributor.authorKierzewski, Michael O.
dc.dateSeptember 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:05:45Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:05:45Z
dc.date.issued1988-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/22879
dc.description.abstractThis thesis proposes an analytical model to test various assumptions about conventional/chemical warfare. A unit's status in conventional/chemical combat is modeled as states in a semi-Markov chain with transient and absorbing states. The effects of differing chemical threat levels, availability of decontamination assets and assumed personnel degradation rates on expected unit life and capabilities are tested. The model results indicate a possible optimal mix of conventional and chemical weapons. Also the availability of decontamination assets affects expected unit life more than decisions as to when to decontaminate a unit.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisofchemic1094522879
dc.format.extent99 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
dc.titleAnalysis of chemical warfare using a transient semi-Markov formulation.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorchemical warfareen_US
dc.subject.authorsemi-Markov processen_US
dc.subject.authordeconen_US
dc.subject.authordegradationen_US
dc.subject.authorchemical threaten_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Army
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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