Accession Number : ADA214384

Title :   User's Guide to OPUS (Optimal Preferential Utility and Strategies).

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lansdowne, Zachary F.

Report Date : AUG 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : This document is a user's guide to the latest version of the OPUS (Optimal Preferential Utility and Strategies) program. When a set of targets is attacked by reentry vehicles (RVs) and defended by interceptors, this program evaluates the effectiveness of a defense employing preallocated preferential strategies. A stochastic model of terminal defense is used to represent up to two layers of interceptors. The targets can be divided into multiple categories, with different parameter values for each category. The RVs can arrive either sequentially or simultaneously, and they can be accompanied by up to two types of decoys. The defense can employ uniform tapered, or salvo firing doctrines; and they can use deception with respect to the locations of both interceptors and targets. The optimal offensive and defensive strategies are determined by solving a two-person zero-sum constrained game. Keywords: Computer program documentation. (KR)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *TERMINAL DEFENSE, DECEPTION, DECOYS, INTERCEPTORS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, PARAMETERS, REENTRY VEHICLES, SALVOS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, STRATEGY, TARGETS, USER MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE