Accession Number:

ADA071081

Title:

An Analytic Model of Coordinated Effort with Application to the Problem of Surveillance C3.

Descriptive Note:

Technical research rept. Oct 78-May 79,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

A two-level surveillance system is modeled using cybernetic techinques. It is shown that if system entropy is used as a measure of system performance, its steady state average becomes a sensitive discriminate between alternative control modes, such as between central and local control. It also measures the systems sensitivity to variations in sensor resources, their capabilities and the policy by which they are allocated. it is concluded that informationally derived measures of performance, such as entropy, are appropriate for C3 modeling in many cases that they can prescribe quantitative tradeoffs in a quite general way. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE