Accession Number : ADA195171

Title :   Naval C3 Distributed Tactical Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 88,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA195171

Report Date : 22 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The project objectives is to address analytical and computational issues that arise in the modeling, analysis and design of distributed tactical decisionmaking. The research plan was organized into two interrelated areas: Distributed tactical decision processes and Distributed organization design. The focus of the first area is the development of methods, models, theories and algorithms directed toward the derivation of superior tactical decision, coordination, and communication strategies of distributed agents in fixed organizational structures. The focus of the second area is the development of a quantitative method for evaluating and comparing 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, they must be able to respond to events in a timely manner. The program was organized into 7 technical tasks. An 8th task addresses the integration of the results. They are: Real time situation assessment; Real time resource allocation; Impact of informational discrepancy; Constrained distributed problem solving; Evaluation of alternative organizational architectures; Asynchronous protocols; Information support structures; Keywords: Command and control, Distributed decisionmaking, Organization theory, Petri nets.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DECISION MAKING, *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS, ALGORITHMS, ALLOCATIONS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, ENEMY, ENVIRONMENTS, INTEGRATION, PLANNING, REAL TIME, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, STRUCTURES, DISTRIBUTION

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE