Accession Number:

ADA061055

Title:

A Decision Theoretic Approach to Lanchester Processes. I. The One Period Problem.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This paper develops a decision theoretic framework for one period or fight-to-the-finish, stochastic Lanchester models. Costs are assigned to the employment and destruction of friendly forces and rewards granted for victory. Solutions for certain one period problems are obtained approximately by using the standard central limit theorem or by making use of certain martingale central limit theorems. Some examples are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE