Application of Game Theory to Tactical Development in Simulation Studies
DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)
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Sophisticated simulation models provide powerful tools with which to study the development and outcomes of highly interactive scenarios involving multiple players. The effectiveness of such outcomes, however, is strongly dependent on the set of tactics available to the players involved. Game Theory provides a framework in which optimal tactics can be developed in adversarial domains. Rather than constructing complete mathematical solutions, this report investigates how broad analysis within the scope of Game Theory can be used to provide insight into an operational scenario. When such an insight is gained into the general properties of an optimal solution the knowledge acquired can be applied as input5 to relevant simulation models. In this way simulation tools can be more effectively brought to bear on complex real world problerns. This approach is investigated through the analysis of a simple tactical scenario.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics