Accession Number:

ADA162178

Title:

Tactical Evidential Reasoning: An Application of the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

140.0

Abstract:

This thesis demonstrates the use of the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence on the battlefield. The use of the theory in a Decision Aid or Decision Support System for the Intelligence Analyst will speed the force commanders Command and Control Cycle. The Command and Control Cycle is modelled and a benefit of enhanced command and control is described. The Dempster-Shafer theory is discussed using tactical battlefield examples. A Dempster-Shafer Decision Aid is presented as well as methods for improving computational speed. A specific application area, Situation Development Analysis in the All Source Analysis System ASAS is proposed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE