Accession Number : ADA191919

Title :   Naval C3 Distributed Tactical Decisionmaking.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. 1 Oct-31 Dec 87,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA191919

Report Date : 22 Jan 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The objective of the research is 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: (a) Distributed Tactical Decision Processes; and (b) 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 area 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 function in a hostile environment where the tempo of operations is fast; consequently, the organizations must be able to respond to events in a timely manner. The framework for this research is descriptive.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, ALGORITHMS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, DISTRIBUTION, ENEMY, ENVIRONMENTS, FUNCTIONS, INTERACTIONS, METHODOLOGY, ORGANIZATIONS, PLANNING, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, STRUCTURES, INFORMATION PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE