A State-Space Formulation for Effects-Based Operations
NATO CONSULTATION COMMAND AND CONTROL AGENCY THE HAGUE (NETHERLANDS)
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems