Accession Number:

AD0874247

Title:

A Method for Determining an Optimum Reconnaissance Sensor Mix.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE