Accession Number:

ADA229189

Title:

A Suite of Weapon Assignment Algorithms for a SDI Mid-Course Battle Manager

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1990-09-19

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report describes a sequence of engagement problems faced by a mid-course battle manager acting within a three tier defensive system against a ballistic missile threat. Then the authors discuss a set of weapons allocation algorithms available to solve these problems. Since the weapons allocation problem has been shown to be NP-Complete, the algorithm suite employs heuristics drawn from mathematics, operations research, and artificial intelligence. The authors also present a two stage solution of selection of assets to be defended and of weapons allocation for destroying threat objects targeted at those defended assets. On a different dimension, also presented a two stage solution of aggregated weapons and threat objects swarms and the associated single weapon, single object decomposed problems. Generalized and specific objective functions are given which are dependent on the situation and dictate the mix of algorithms available for selection. Control of the suite is based upon a decision framework induced by inputs from a Situation Assessment and Strategic Planning module SASP.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE