Multidimensional Preferential Strategies
Strategic division note
ANSER ARLINGTON VA
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This report presents a method of solving weapon allocation games involving many weapon types and many target types. Numerical solutions are obtained by the PATH method, a form of parametric linear programming. Two computer programs are listed and explained, PATH87 for two-sided games and the simpler PATH87A for one-sided optimizations. Both are copiously illustrated by sample runs. Other applications of the programs are discussed in general terms. The PATH method offers unique advantages of speed and flexibility in solving problems facing defense analysts, and it is hoped that publication of this report through the National Technical Information Service of the Defense Documentation Center will make this method more widely available. Also, the method has features which can be applied to many problems of resource allocation facing nondefense planners.
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