Accession Number:

ADA017325

Title:

Revised OPTSA Model. Volume 1: Methodology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

This paper describes and documents an improved version of the optimal sortie allocation model OPTSA previously presented in IDA Papers P-992 and P- 993, published in December 1973. OPTSA is a model for computing allocations of general purpose aircraft to combat air support, airbase attack, and intercept missions. The mathematical problem is a two-side, zero-sum, multi-stage game with simultaneous moves at each stage. The revised OPTSA model includes a substantially improved game-solving procedure and a more detailed simulation of warfare between the opposing sides.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE