Alternative Force Evaluation with Multiple Attribute Utility Modeling.
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI CENTER FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
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Multiple Attribute Utility MAU Modeling is described in detail. A five step paradigm of the process is developed and a users manual is presented which enables the reader to apply MAU modeling to virtually any problem characterized by competing objectives. The MAU modeling technique is found to be sophisticated yet straightforward in application. The framework of a model comparing alternate force organizations at the Army Battalion Task Force level is created to illustrate the power of the technique. The MAU approach seems ideally suited for dealing with the complex tradeoffs involved in force planning at all levels. Conclusions are drawn about the MAU modeling methodology, its application to force alternative evaluations at all levels, and its implications for managers of complex systems. Author
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics