Accession Number:

AD0257603

Title:

PROJECT TE/AS. CONCEPTUAL FORMULATION OF A GENERALIZED THREAT EVALUATION AND ACTION SELECTION FUNCTION

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Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A generalized formulation is presented of the threat evaluation and action selection TEAS function. Each subfunction of the TEAS function is detailed as to the types of input informationdata required, the forms of processing performed, and the outputs derived. A simplified tactical air defense problem is included to illustrate the principles and processing involved, and the basic forms of the inputs and outputs from each subfunction. It was qualitatively ascertained that the basic TEAS formulation is applicable to all the aerospace mission. The result of the threat evaluation portion of the function is a set of threat categories and the probability of the current threat falling into each category. The action selection portion is initiated by the reception of the threat category data within the outcome intelligence subfunction. The output is a decision in terms of a resource commitment to be made to the specific threat. The decision is then implemented by system resource contre missions to be performed within limited war environments. The result of the threat evaluation portion of the function is a set of threat categories and the probability of the current threat falling into each category. The action selection portion is initiated by the reception of the threat category data within the outcome intelligence subfunction. The output is a decision in terms of a resource commitment to be made to the specific threat. The decision is then implemented by system resource control. This decision-theoretic formulation assists the military commander in making tactical operational and near-term decisions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE