Accession Number:

ADA461585

Title:

A State-Space Formulation for Effects-Based Operations

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NATO CONSULTATION COMMAND AND CONTROL AGENCY THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The paper describes a general state-space representation of the key concepts for Effects-Based Operations EBO. The primary purpose is to provide a coherent framework for analytical support for the EBO functions of Knowledge Base Development, Effects-Based Planning, Execution and Assessment as well as representation of the desired operational end-state, operational design and the associated measures of performance and effectiveness. The formulation includes both differential and difference equation representations with reference to control system analogies. One of the main motives behind the state-space formulation is the explicit representation of uncertainty in the dynamic evolution of the effects achieved and the observation and assessment of the operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE