Accession Number:

ADA071375

Title:

An Approach to a Game Theoretic Treatment of Fleet Defense.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CA NAVAL WARFARE RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

This technical note shows, largely by means of a fairly complex example, how realistic Fleet Defense problems may be modeled using game theory. Emphasis is placed on the structuring of the tactical problem as opposed to obtaining its game theoretic solution given the paucity of realistic game solutions in use by the Navy this emphasis is felt to be justified. The overall approach is then outlined its essential ideas are to use a scenario approach in order to have a definite problem context develop an effectiveness model from the scenario in such a way that the gaming methodology can be readily interfaced with it use a flexible effectiveness measure as a part of this model decompose the overall problem and develop an algorithm for solving the overall game start with perfect information and then introduce imperfect information uncertainty solve the many lower-order games by whatever methods are appropriate and use the game solutions to study tactical decisions and tradeoffs of all kinds.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE