A Method for Determining an Optimum Reconnaissance Sensor Mix.
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The development of a method of determining an optimum reconnaissance sensor mix represents a major step towards the determination of an optimum reconnaissance force mix. This paper derives a method for computing a ratio scale of reconnaissance target values based on a modification of the Delphi technique and a method of computing the probability that various types of sensors will detect, recognize, or identify such targets. A nonlinear objective function, subject to linear constraints, is developed which unites the concepts of target value and recognition probability and, when minimized, delineates an optimum reconnaissance sensor mix. It is shown that this function can be minimized by means of a method developed by Fiacco and McCormick. Author
- Military Intelligence
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Optical Detection and Detectors