Accession Number:

ADA605291

Title:

Combat Resource Allocation Planning in Naval Engagements

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

Reaction times of modern current and future war platforms are eroded, since they are expected to operate in a large variety of complex scenarios. To cope with the increasingly diverse air and surface threats, modern platforms, either operating in a single ship configuration or within a task group, will require their sensor suite and weapon arsenal to be efficiently managed. The coordination and tight integration of these resources will also be required. The Decision Support Systems DSS Section, at Defence Research Development Canada-Valcartier DRDC Valcartier, has initiated collaboration with industry and university partners. This collaboration aims at developing and demonstrating advanced concepts of combat resource management. The latter could apply to the current Command Control Systems CCSs of the Halifax and Iroquois Class ships, as well as their possible future upgrade i.e., SCSC platform, in order to improve their performance against predicted future threats. This activity builds upon and broadens the scope of prior research in the domain. It is oriented to the study, development, and implementation of management decision aids for tactical shipboard resources, based on intelligent agent technology and techniques for multi-agent planning and coordination. This report presents a review of agent and multi-agent planning approaches. Theoretical basis of agent and multi-agent systems are introduced and planning problems are described. The results of the implementation and test of different algorithms for hardkill and softkill combat resource allocation, in naval engagements, are presented and discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE