Accession Number : AD0874247

Title :   A Method for Determining an Optimum Reconnaissance Sensor Mix.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Leahy, Robert G. ; Ohman, Nils B.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : The development of a method of determining an optimum reconnaissance sensor mix represents a major step towards the determination of an optimum reconnaissance force mix. This paper derives a method for computing a ratio scale of reconnaissance target values (based on a modification of the Delphi technique) and a method of computing the probability that various types of sensors will detect, recognize, or identify such targets. A nonlinear objective function, subject to linear constraints, is developed which unites the concepts of target value and recognition probability and, when minimized, delineates an optimum reconnaissance sensor mix. It is shown that this function can be minimized by means of a method developed by Fiacco and McCormick. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, DETECTORS), (*DETECTORS, OPTIMIZATION), ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE, TACTICAL WARFARE, RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT, IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, DETECTION, THREAT EVALUATION, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PROBABILITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE