Accession Number : ADA194276

Title :   Linear Goal Programming as a Military Decision Aid.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Powell, James F

PDF Url : ADA194276

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This report explores the use of linear goal programming as a military decision aid. Linear programming, as well as linear goal programming, is explained with a basic graphic example and definitions. The complicated weapon allocation problem facing the combined arms commanders in todays battlefield is defined in linear programming terms, developed into computerized linear programming format, and solved on a Apple IIE home computer. This solution provides an optimum weapon selection for the given situation. Additional capabilities, applications, and future potential are also discussed. Copyrighted software and printout are included.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *GOAL PROGRAMMING, *LINEAR PROGRAMMING, BATTLEFIELDS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FORMATS, MICROCOMPUTERS, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, OPTIMIZATION, SELECTION, WEAPONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE