Accession Number : ADA141797

Title :   Mathematical Programming for Air Defense Command and Control.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Smith,B E

PDF Url : ADA141797

Report Date : 11 May 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This report illustrates the advantages of using the techniques of mathematical programming during an Air Defense exercise. It is directed toward the optimal deployment of Air Defense resources rather than any new methods of weapon system operations. Three levels of command in the United States Army Air Defense structure are involved in this study: the Group, the Battalion, and the Battery. Analytic modeling, linear and integer programming, network theory, and dynamic programming are used to develop this new approach for improved command and control at two of these levels. The immediate benefit of this approach is a reduction in personnel requirements in the command center, shorter response time, and optimal allocation of very scarce Air Defense resources. By applying very basic techniques of mathematical programming, the Army Air Defense field operations can be considerably improved. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mathematical programming, *Air defense, *Command and control systems, Field army, Linear programming, Integer programming, Dynamic programming, Resource management, Deployment, Military exercises, Theses

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE