Accession Number : ADA181500

Title :   Naval C3 (Command-and-Control-and-Communications) Distributed Tactical Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. for 1 Apr 86-31 Mar 87,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Athans,Michael ; Levis,Alexander H

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Report Date : 15 Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The objective of this to address analytical and computational issues that arise in the modeling, analysis and design of distributed tactical decisionmaking. The research plan has been organized into two highly interrelated research areas: Distributed Tactical Decision Processes; and Distributed Organization Design. The focus of the first area is the development of methodologies, models, theories and algorithms directed toward the derivation of superior tactical decision, coordination, and communication strategies of distributed agents in fixed organizational structures. The framework for this research is normative. The focus of the second areas is the development of a quantitative methodology for the evaluation and comparison of alternative organizational structures or architectures. The organizations considered consist of human decisionmakers with bounded rationality who are supported by C3 systems. The organizations functions in a hostile environment where the tempo of operations is fast; consequently, the organization msut be able to respond to events in a timely manner. The framework for this research is descriptive. Keywords; Petri nets; Organization theory.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *DISTRIBUTION, ALGORITHMS, ENEMY, ENVIRONMENTS, INTERACTIONS, METHODOLOGY, MILITARY TACTICS, ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, STRUCTURES, THEORY

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE