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An analytic model of coordinated effort with application to the problem of surveillance C3

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Authors
Moose, Paul H.
Harrison, Don Edward
Subjects
Cybernetics
Command & Control
Surveillance
Entropic Measures
Markov Chains
Computer simulation
Centralized versus decentralized control.
Advisors
Date of Issue
1979-05
Date
Dctober 1978 - May 1979
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
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.
Type
Technical Report
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Department
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-61-79-008
Sponsors
supported by the Office of Secretary of Defense, Director of NET Assessment, Washington, DC.
Funder
MIPR # DWAM 90002
Format
NA
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Distribution Statement
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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