Competitive Tradeoff Modeling: Methodology, Computation, and Testing
Final progress rept. 1 Aug 1997-31 Jul 2002
WISCONSIN UNIV-MADISON BOARD OF REGENTS/RESEARCH SPONSORED PROGRAMS
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The major areas of research originally proposed for study included Estimating the marginal contribution of a force component to the overall performance of that force, when the latter can be measured only indirectly, for example by combat simulations using entities such as JANUS or CASTFOREM. Such estimates can then be used to help in optimally allocating a budget to produce the best force performance. Incorporating action over time into the stochastic scenario analysis methodology now in use by the U. S. Army TRADOC Analysis Center, to create a dynamic scenario analysis methodology that can be applied to force design and analysis. Improving solution methods for variational inequalities and related generalized equations, and applying the improved methods to the solution of problems arising in modeling efforts such as those just mentioned. A subsequent modification proposal added additional research in the first of these three major topic areas. This additional research was in the area of attrition calibration and the coupling of models performing at different scales, with application to the evaluation and prediction of effectiveness.
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