MODELING ATTACK HELICOPTER OPERATIONS IN THEATER LEVEL SIMULATIONS
Robert S. Hume-Major, United States Army
B.S., United States Military Academy, 1985
Master of Science in Operations Research-June 1996
Advisor: Mark A. Youngren, Department of Operations Research
Second Reader: Leroy A. Jackson, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Analysis Command
This thesis describes an attack helicopter module for the Joint Warfare Analysis Experimental Prototype (JWAEP), a joint theater level, low resolution stochastic simulation developed at the Naval Postgraduate School. The modeling formulations, required data, and assumptions which are required to portray attack helicopter operations in theater level simulations are presented. The focus for the attack module is the representation of attack helicopter units in the conduct of deliberate attacks; however, many of the models described can be applied to general helicopter operations. The formulations are limited to the major events that occur during an attack helicopter deliberate attack and represent initial research to portray attack helicopter operations in JWAEP.