Generalities and Terminology.- Shooting Without Feedback.- Shooting with Feedback.- Target Defense.- Attrition Models.- Game Theory and Wargames.- Search.- Mine Warfare.- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- Terror and Insurgency.
"Combat Modeling" is a systematic learning resource and reference text for the quantitative analysis of combat. After a brief overview, authors Washburn and Kress present individual chapters on shooting without feedback; shooting with feedback; target defense; attrition models; game theory and wargames; search; unmanned aerial vehicles; and terror and insurgency. Three appendices provide a review of basic probability concepts, probability distributions, and Markov models; an introduction to optimization models; and a discussion of Monte-Carlo simulations. Drawing on their many years of experience at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, Washburn and Kress have created a reference that will provide the tools and techniques for analysts involved in the underpinnings of combat decisions. This is a book that can be used as a military manual, reference book, and textbook for military courses on this vital subject.
Authors are leading researchers in this area and they are providing the first thorough, definitive treatment of the subject
Covers modeling of scenarios in virtually every combat area, from shooting and firing through terror and insurgency situations
Authors provide a link for downloading of custom Excel workbooks with VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) that can be used throughout the text