Accession Number:

AD0761509

Title:

A Modified Separable Programming Approach to Weapon System Allocation Problems.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

The thesis considers mathematical techniques for computing the optimal allocation of weapons from m different systems against n undefended targets. A standard nonlinear programming problem is considered. A discussion is given on John Danskins Algorithm for the determination of the optimal values of the Lagrange multipliers for this problem. Using a transformation of variables, the nonlinear problem is reformulated as a separable problem and solved by separable programming. A new method, the hybrid algorithm, for the determination of the optimal Lagrange multipliers is developed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE