Accession Number:

AD0902534

Title:

Weapon System Effectiveness Analysis, Optimization and Simulation - Phase 1. Volume 2. Cost-Effectiveness of Resource Allocation for Network Interdiction

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb-30 Sep 1970

Corporate Author:

LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

A cost-effectiveness analysis was performed on the problem of resource allocation for supply network interdiction. Subject to availability constraints Air Force weapon systems are allocated to targets within a supply network. The measures of systems performance are cost in dollars and effectiveness in pounds of supplies interdicted. By means of a limited enumerative approach, solutions may be found such that no other alternative assignments of aircraft to targets exhibit simultaneously a higher effectiveness but lower cost than the solutions. Data elements describing the network and weapon system characteristics and weapon system availabilities are processed by a computer model in such a manner as to provide information which will aid a field commanders decision processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE