Accession Number:

AD0777882

Title:

A Problem of Allocation of Supporting Fire in Combat as a Zero Sum Differential Game.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

Optimal fire-support strategies are studied through a deterministic differential game using Lanchester-type equations of warfare. In addition to the MAX-Min principle, the theory of singular extremals is required to solve this prescribed duration combat problem. The combat is between two heterogeneous forces, each composed of infantry and a supporting weapon system artillery. In contrast to previous work reported in the literature, the attrition structure of the problem at hand leads to the optimal fire-support strategy of the attacker requiring him to sometimes split his artillery fire between enemy infantry and artillery counterbattery fire. Numerical examples are given. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE