Accession Number : ADA139422

Title :   A Force Level Analysis of Strategic Air Battles.

Descriptive Note : Project rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Orlin,D. L. H.

Report Date : 30 JAN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : We solve the problem of optimal allocation of weapons to targets in the presence of layered regional defenses. The general solution technique is an integer program transformable to a minimum cost network flow. This model assumes the defense has perfect weapons. Results of a small sample scenario are included. Additionally, a representative attrition algorithm is described and the two models combined to form a hybrid algorithm. The hybrid algorithm allows for less-than-perfect weapons while maintaining optimality. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military strategy, *Forward area air defense systems, *Network flows, Mathematical models, Algorithms, Aerial warfare, Attrition, Allocations, Scenarios, Military force levels, Area coverage, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE