Accession Number : ADA189217

Title :   Command and Control Theory.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Sep-31 Dec 87,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA189217

Report Date : 15 Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The main goal of this research is to start bridging the gap between mathematical theories of command and control and empirical studies. More specifically, the goal is to develop theories on the one hand and to model experimental paradigms on the other, so that realistic problems in command and control (C2u) can be studied prior to the design of experiments and the collection of relevant data. The research program undertaken for this project has three main objectives: a) The extension of a mathematical theory of C2u organizations so that it can be used to design an experimental program; b) The further development of an analytical methodology for measures of effectiveness, and c) The investigation of organizational architectures for distributed battle management (many weapons on many targets resource allocation problems).

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *CONTROL THEORY, *DECISION MAKING, ALLOCATIONS, ARCHITECTURE, BATTLES, DISTRIBUTION, MANAGEMENT, MATHEMATICS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, ORGANIZATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, TARGETS, THEORY, WEAPONS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE