Accession Number:

ADA582278

Title:

A Game-Theoretic Model for Defense of an Oceanic Bastion Against Submarines

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA RESEARCH DEPT

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

We develop a game-theoretic model called BASTION to guide the employment of antisubmarine warfare ASW platforms such as ships and aircraft that are defending a stationary oceanic bastion from attack by hostile submarines. The model is an example of a two-person zero-sum game with some additional variables ship locations that are under the control of the maximizing defender, but known to the minimizing attacker. The attacker knowing the ship locations, but not the locations of other platforms such as aircraft, must select a path to the bastion. The probability of detecting the attacker as it follows this path is the objective shared by the opponents.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Submarine Engineering
  • Defense Systems
  • Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE