Heterogeneous Salvo Model for the Navy after next
Johns, Michael D.
Pilnick, Steven E.
Hughes, Wayne P.
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The Navy Warfare Development Command has taken the lead in studying needed capabilities for the Navy After Next. Amongst the ideas they are considering are innovative special purpose littoral warfare platforms as well as alternative relationships between platforms, sensors, weapons and information. This thesis presents a low-resolution model for analysis of Navy After Next concepts and demonstrates the potential use of the model. Presented is an adaptation of the existing Hughes Salvo Model which had been limited to analysis of engagements between forces composed of identical units, i.e., homogeneous forces. This heterogeneous extension is an analytical device that captures the unique combat characteristics of individual units. The model helps decision makers understand salvo warfare of heterogenous forces by simplifying the complex relationships within and between forces during battle. Using a previous work that tested Hughes' model, the accuracy of this heterogeneous salvo model is examined by comparing results. This thesis further demonstrates the strength of the heterogeneous salvo model through an analysis of a hypothetical campaign scenario and through an examination of alternative tactics.--Report documentation page.
NPS Report NumberNPS-IJWA-01-010
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