Accession Number : AD0890542

Title :   Markov Decision Procedures Associated with the Destruction of Targets with Multiple Components.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Reed, Frank C.

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The report presents an analytic procedure for determining the probability of various levels of destruction of targets with multiple components. The method depends on the construction of an appropriate Markov matrix which in turn suggests the possibility of developing optimal weapon utilization for attaining desirable levels of destruction of such targets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *KILL PROBABILITIES), (*TARGETS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, IMPACT PREDICTION, ALGORITHMS, OPTIMIZATION, DECISION THEORY.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE