Accession Number:

AD0754732

Title:

Multiple Resource-Constrained Game Solution.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

LAMBDA CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The paper addresses the problem of evaluating general-purpose forces and for relating the value of a force type to the other allied forces available and to enemy forces present in a short time period. The formulation is in terms of a zero-sun game whose payoff elements and strategies are functions of force levels used further, since these force levels are constrained over short periods of time, the formulation is that of a resource-constrained zero-sun game. The problem outlines a computational procedure for solving such a game. The procedure directly produces Lagrange multipliers associated with each resource or force type. The multiplier for a force type indicates its value -- directly or indirectly -- in achieving the solution payoff of the game. The procedure used here involved the use of generalized Lagrange multipliers in conjunction with Browns method of fictitious play. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE