Accession Number:

ADA050847

Title:

The Value of Information in Combat Decision Making.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT N Y DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Lanchester model is a widely used abstraction of the complexities of combat. Normally, the initial friendly and enemy strengths are assumed to be deterministic. However, in reality, there may be some uncertainty associated with both variables. This paper provides a methodology for evaluating the benefit of reducing this uncertainty by information collection. This technique is derived from concepts of evaluation of perfect information developed in Decision Analysis. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE