Accession Number : ADA187605

Title :   An Algorithm for Detecting Changes in Battle Scenaria.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Sep 86-31 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Kazakos, P P ; Bansal, R K

PDF Url : ADA187605

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : In distributed tactical decision making, commanders make decisions based on data generated by their local territory as well as on decisions and information communicated th them by other commanders. The timely aspect of the decisions is controlled by the rate with which the commanders receive data, which is in turn controlled by the deployed transmission algorithms. The accuracy of the decisions, on the other hand, depends heavily on the way that the decision makers perceive their environment. This perception corresponds to a number of alternative models, where the latter are a priori developed based on the various battle scenaria. Each such model is associated with an appropriate decision mode. Furthermore, a model (or battle scenario) may shift to another such model, at a random time. In the event of such a shift, it is thus crucial that the commander be alerted, for adaptation to the appropriate decision mode. In this paper, we describe an algorithm which can be deployed in an automatic fashion to alert the commanders about changes in battle scenaria.

Descriptors :   *BATTLES, *SCENARIOS, ALGORITHMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, DECISION MAKING, DISTRIBUTION, MILITARY TACTICS, TIME, CONTROL, RATES, PERCEPTION, TIMELINESS, MODIFICATION, DETECTION, AUTOMATIC

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE