Command and Control Theory.
Quarterly progress rept. 15 Aug-30 Nov 86,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE LAB FOR INFORMATION AND DECISION SYSTEMS
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The main goal of this research is to start bridging the gap between mathematical theories of command and control and empirical studies. More specifically, the goal is to develop theories on the one hand and to model experimental paradigms on the other, so that realistic problems in command and control C2 can be studied prior to the design of experiments and the collection of relevant data. The research program undertaken for this project has three main objectives 1 The extension of mathematical theory of C2 organizations so that it can be used to design an experimental program 2 The further development of an analytical methodology of measures of effectiveness, and 3 The investigation of organizational architectures for distributed battle management many weapons on many targets resource allocation problems. The unifying theme of this research is the concept of distributed information processing and decisionmaking. The emphasis is on the development of models and basic analytical tools that would lead to the design of an experimental program as contrasted to ad hoc experimentation. Keywords Petri nets Distributed Battle Management.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems