Accession Number : AD0761509

Title :   A Modified Separable Programming Approach to Weapon System Allocation Problems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin,Thomas Robert , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The thesis considers mathematical techniques for computing the optimal allocation of weapons from m different systems against n undefended targets. A standard nonlinear programming problem is considered. A discussion is given on John Danskin's Algorithm for the determination of the optimal values of the Lagrange multipliers for this problem. Using a transformation of variables, the nonlinear problem is reformulated as a separable problem and solved by separable programming. A new method, the hybrid algorithm, for the determination of the optimal Lagrange multipliers is developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, TARGET DESIGNATORS), (*NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), DECISION THEORY, BOMBING, GUIDED MISSILES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE