Accession Number:

AD0749062

Title:

A Mathematical Analysis of Tactics in a Riverine Ambush

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The thesis examines different strategies for a patrol boat in a riverine ambush before and after the ambush. Mathematical models employing concepts from games of strategy and statistical decision theory are used to study optimal tactics for the patrol boat before the ambush. A martix game with the payoff a function of combat outcomes and combattant utility functions is used to study the optimal tactics for the boat and the ambushers. Using concepts of the statistical decision theory, various principles of choice are used to choose the appropriate decisions among all possible courses of action for the patrol boat. Several combat models are used to investigate the patrol boats tactics after the ambush has commenced.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE