Accession Number : ADP005428

Title :   Decision Aid for Threat Penetration Analysis,

Corporate Author : ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB NY

Personal Author(s) : Kruchten,Robert J.

Report Date : FEB 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to describe a concept for a threat penetration analysis decision aid. A proof-of-concept version of this aid has been built on a Symbolics 3670 Lisp processing system. Route planning aids have been created in the past to find a path through an area of ground threats. Unfortunately these aids tend to be limited by a narrow perspective of the threat environment and a mathematical approach that makes it difficult to add features. The intent of this effort was to create an aid that used heuristic environment reasoning to simplify the analysis and which had a more global perspective of the environment than the existing aids. Although there has been recent work, most notably a TRW effort for in-flight replanning, that offers a more global perspective of the environment than existing aids, the approach used in this aid is unique. The concept presented here offers great increases in speed over present route planning aids at a slight loss of precision. In addition, the aid goes beyond simple route optimization and can grow to directly assist in choosing tactics, Electronic Warfare application, or saturation techniques. It also can quickly add, delete, modify or move threats. It can take on these additional tasks by exploiting its speed advantage and data structure. This paper will describe the basic architecture of the aid, some of its limitations, its advantages, its growth potential, and finally some recommendations for application development and further research. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PENETRATION AIDS, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, TERRAIN MASKING, PATHS

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE