Accession Number : ADA085134


Title :   Decision Aids for Naval Air ASW


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 1978-Aug 1979


Corporate Author : ANALYTICS INC WILLOW GROVE PA


Personal Author(s) : Zachary, Wayne W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a085134.pdf


Report Date : 15 Mar 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 136


Abstract : This report examines the applicability of a variety of decision aiding techniques to operation decision situations encountered in Naval Air Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). Decisions performed by the Tactical Coordinator (TACCO) in the three major Navy air ASW platforms -- P-3C, S-3A, and LAMPS MK- III --are examined and synthesized into six decision making situations. These six situations are Lost Contact Reacquisition, Contact Classification/ Verification, On-Station Search, Localization, Surveillance Tracking, and Attack Planning. They represent distinct decision making contexts in which specific mission objectives are sought. A method for prioritizing these decision situations for decision and construction is developed and applied. A survey of numerous decision aids and a detailed analysis of 15 military decision aids results in the development of a six category taxonomy of decision aiding techniques. Possible combinations of techniques that could be applied to aid each of the decision situations are determined by matching the decision aiding techniques from the taxonomy to the detailed descriptions of the decision situations. The matching of techniques to situations is facilitated by the development of a descriptive framework for the decision situations. The categories in this framework chosen so as to uncover the aspects of the situations most amenable to decision aiding by the techniques in the taxonomy.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *TACTICAL ANALYSIS , MONTE CARLO METHOD , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , DISPLAY SYSTEMS , NAVAL AIRCRAFT , COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS , TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT , SEARCHING , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , FACTOR ANALYSIS , VALUE , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , AMPLIFICATION , MILITARY COMMANDERS , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , DECOMPOSITION , ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE , TAXONOMY , ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT , CALCULATORS , HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE