Application of a Dynamic Programming Algorithm for Weapon Target Assignment
Defence Science and Technology Group Fishermans Bend Victoria Australia
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Threat evaluation and weapon assignment procedures are an integral part of achieving successful outcomes in naval combat scenarios, both in terms of defending ones assets and destroying enemy targets. To assist with the ever more complex and rapidly changing combat environment, warfighters require access to real-time decision aids based on optimisation techniques to support the decision making process. This report documents the methodology used to identify, develop and assess a dynamic programming algorithm for Weapon Target Assignment which, after more rigorous testing, could be used as a concept demonstrator and as an auxiliary decision tool in real-time combat situations.