Accession Number:

AD0404275

Title:

TACTICAL DECISION MAKING: 1. ACTION SELECTION AS A FUNCTION OF TRACK LOAD, THREAT COMPLEXITY, RELIABLE DATA PRESENTATION AND WEAPON UNCERTAINTY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV L G HANSCOM FIELD MA OPERATIONAL APPLICATIONS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

Performance measures from the first major experiment in a series on tactical decision-making for treat evaluation and action selection in aero space surveillance are described. Two groups of experimental commanders performed under several levels of target track load and threat complexity conditions. The task of the commanders was 1 to minimize damage to the weapon areas, 2 to destroy a maximum number of threatening vehicles, 3 to conserve counter weapons so as to consume a minimum of forces consistent with objectives 1 and 2 above, and 4 to develop his own strategy under constraints imposed by the ground rules. In order to provide some standard performance criteria, a sample of the experimental problems was solved analytically so as to re present both good and poor automated decision making and idealized or maximum human performance. Human empirical scores compared favorably with analytical performance measures. Human empirical performance continuously improved as a function of number of system runs.

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE