Accession Number:

ADA142800

Title:

Incentive Control for a Tactical Air Control System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

It is the purpose of this thesis to demonstrate how incentive theory may be applied to the problem of hierarchical control within the Tactical Air Control System TACS. In Chapter 2, we supply the necessary background in incentive theory, as it applies to organization and their elements whose operations can be modeled by objective functions. Also in this Chapter, we briefly define the structure of a typical TACS. Then, in Chapter 3, we provide a very simple model of the basic building block of the TACS, the Modular Control Element MCE. Finally, in Chapters 4 and 5, we proposed two methods for applying incentive control to the leader-follower relationship between the Tactical Air Control Center TACC and the MCE. The first method, the piece-wise linear approach, provides total insensitivity to variations in an internal parameter of the MCE model, while the second method, the quadratic approach, provides only minimum sensitivity but is more analytically appealing. Each of the these chapters also contains a numerical example of help illustrate the concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE