An analytic model of coordinated effort with application to the problem of surveillance C3
Moose, Paul H.
Harrison, Don Edward
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In this work, a two-level surveillance system is studied. A cybernetic model is developed from which an ergodic Markov process model and the characteristic entropy function are determined. Computer simulation results are presented that show relative performance curves for "central" and "local" control modes. Several levels of sophistication in resource allocation policies are compared for each modality. The effects of communications delays, sensor mobility, and target dynamic behavior are considered. Extensions of the model to more complex surveillance environments is discussed and avenues for further development of the theory are indicated.