Accession Number : ADA136161

Title :   Integrating Multi-Objective Optimization Methodologies in BMD Technology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV UNIVERSITY DEPT OF MANAGEMENT SCIENCE AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Mellichamp,J M

PDF Url : ADA136161

Report Date : 15 Oct 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : This technical report describes a microprocessor version of a threat allocation model based on simple decision heuristics. Model capability is demonstrated by allocating a threat composed of four reentry vehicles (r.v.) systems over four categories of assets using different asset defense schemes. Allocations obtained with the heuristic model compare favorably with allocations obtained with a much more sophisticated model. The report also describes a generalized R&D project network simulation model which provides reliable estimates for project start and completion times, project duration times, and failure statistics. The simulation model is demonstrated with a complex network composed of six individual, interdependent projects. The report includes as an appendix a paper describing a mathematical optimization approach to threat allocation decisions.

Descriptors :   *Decision theory, Heuristic methods, Threat evaluation, Optimization, Mathematical models, Allocations, Microprocessors, Reentry vehicles, Computer applications, Flow charting, Methodology

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Hardware
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE