Accession Number:

AD1067720

Title:

Real-Time Heuristics and Metaheuristics for Static and Dynamic Weapon Target Assignments

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Doctoral Thesis]

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162

Abstract:

The problem of targeting and engaging individual missiles targets with an arsenal of interceptors weapons is known as the weapon target assignment WTA problem. This problem has been well-researched since the seminal work in 1958. There are two distinct categories of the WTA static SWTA and dynamic DWTA. The SWTA considers a single instance in which a known number of incoming missiles is to be engaged with a finite number of interceptors. By contrast, the DWTA considers either follow on engagements should the first engagements fail, a subsequent salvo of incoming missiles, or both. This research seeks to define and solve a realistic dynamic model. First, we develop assignment heuristics and metaheuristics which provide rapid near-optimal solutions to the SWTA. Next, we develop a technique capable of solving the heterogeneous DWTA. Lastly, we develop a model which realistically considers erratic flight paths of incoming missiles and solves the model within a simulation. Collectively, this work extends the research of missile defense into practical application more so than currently can be found within the literature.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]