Accession Number : AD0781199

Title :   The Analysis of Tactics and System Capability in Aerial Dogfight Game Models.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 72-31 Mar 74,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Falco,Michael ; Carpenter,Gilbert ; Kaercher,Arthur

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The main problem of interest in the report is the quantification of 'air superiority' of an aircraft weapons system when employed against adversary systems. The approach uses game models of aerial duels and relies upon computational procedures that provide a decomposition of the space of game initial conditions into sets of unilateral capture capability for each of the players, and further outlines the draw and sacrifice sets in accordance with the players' individual preferences for game outcomes. These procedures also develop the strategy or feedback control (in terms of the observable state) that attains the decomposition. Three game models are considered in the report. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *AERIAL WARFARE, *GAME THEORY, CONTROL THEORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, PURSUIT COURSES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE