Resource Allocation and Scheduling in Ballistic Missile Defense Adaptive Control Systems
ARMY ADVANCED BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY HUNTSVILLE AL
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The radar and computer system can be considered as the eyes and brain of a ballistic missile defense BMD system. Given no limitation on resources, a ballistic missile systems operational philosophy may be to utilize predetermined battle plans for the allocation of radar and computer resources. However, it is rarely economically feasible to provide excessive resources, and, since the defensive and offensive situation changes dynamically, it becomes imperative that the allocation of such resources adapt to these changes. This paper treats the radar and computer system as an adaptive control system in which the allocation of the computer preprocessing rate, radar pulse rate, and computer postprocessing rate are varied dynamically. To determine the optimal real-time allocation of the radar and computer resources, the problem was first formulated mathematically and then solved in two phases.
- Antimissile Defense Systems