Accession Number : AD0778630

Title :   Survey on the Optimal Control of Lanchester-Type Attrition Processes.

Descriptive Note : Partial rept. for Sep-Dec 73,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,James G.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The paper is a survey paper on the author's research on applications of the mathematical theory of optimal control/differential games to problems of military conflict in order to study the structure of optimal tactical allocation policies. This program has been carried out for tactical allocation problems with the combat described by Lanchester-type equations of warfare. Both deterministic and stochastic attrition processes have been considered, although the major emphasis has been on the former. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Tactical warfare, *Control theory, *Lanchester equations, Game theory, Allocations, Mathematical models, Optimization

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE