Accession Number : ADA241986


Title :   An Investigation of the Combat Air Patrol Stationing in an Integrated Air Defense Scenario


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Jordao, Ernani B


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a241986.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : This investigation of the Combat Air Patrol stationing problem analyzes the geometry of a hypothetical tactical scenario. Expressions to determine the following quantities are derived: (1) the minimum early warning radar detection range required for intercept feasibility; (2) intercept range as measured from the target area position when the interception begins from the CAP station; and (3) the minimum number of interceptors required to actively maintain one CAP station. The time variables most relevant to the problem are identified and investigated in the context of interceptor fuel consumption. The complexities of the dynamic process embedded in a Combat Air Patrol management are modeled by means of a deterministic macro model. The state variables portraying both the logistic and the operational aspects involving the CAP activity are defined; system parameters controlling the transition flow from one state to another are presented to represent the constraints of realities. A method for computing the attrition rate based on Bonder and Farrell's methodology is derived. Numerical examples are presented and the results analyzed. The application of such a CAP stationing analysis model for air defense planning is discussed.


Descriptors :   *COMBAT PATROLS , AIR DEFENSE , SCENARIOS , POSITION(LOCATION) , INTEGRATED SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT , DYNAMICS , PARAMETERS , AIRBORNE , INTERCEPTION , ATTRITION , RATES , TIME , VARIABLES , FUEL CONSUMPTION , WAR GAMES , TRANSITIONS , FLOW , INTERCEPTORS , TACTICAL WARFARE , DEFENSE PLANNING


Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE