Accession Number:

ADA030246

Title:

On MaxMin and MinMax Strategies in Multi-Stage Games and ATACM

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to discuss some aspects of the use of MaxMin and MinMax strategies in the analysis of multi-stage games. This discussion is motivated by the development of the ACDA Tactical Air Campaign Model ATACM. ATACM proposes the use of approximate MaxMin and MinMax strategies instead of optimal mixed equilibrium strategies. Following the introduction, Chapter 2 gives a critique of the MaxMin, MinMax approach as implemented in ATACM. Chapter 3 treats several computational aspects of true MaxMin and MinMax strategies and Chapter 4 gives a result concerning MaxMin and MinMax values in adaptive and nonadaptive games. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE