Accession Number : AD0720228

Title :   Optimal Allocation of Missiles Against Area and Point Defenses,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Miercort,Frederic A. ; Soland,Richard M.

Report Date : 14 JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The problem considered is that of allocating a given number of missiles against area and point defenses and the cities protected by these defenses so as to maximize the total damage done to the cities. An integer nonlinear programming formulation of the problem is developed and a branch-and-bound algorithm for its solution is offered. Computational considerations are discussed and numerical results are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, KILL PROBABILITIES), (*NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), LAUNCHING SITES, THREAT EVALUATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SET THEORY, OPTIMIZATION, URBAN AREAS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE