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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, James G.
dc.date1977-03
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-27T23:37:00Z
dc.date.available2013-02-27T23:37:00Z
dc.date.issued1977-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/29305
dc.description.abstractThe influence of command and control limitations on fire distribution tactics for a homogeneous force in combat against heterogeneous enemy forces is studied through a deterministic optimal control problem. Lanchester-type equations for a square law attrition process are used to model the combat. Command and control limitations are incorporated into the model through upper and lower bounds on the rate at which the distribution of fire can be changed. The structure of the optimal fire distribution policy is examined. It is shown that such command and control limitations do not essentially alter the optimal fire distribution decision rules, although the shifting of fires is initiated earlier when command and control limitations exist than when an entire force can instantaneously shift their fires from one target type to another. Thus, when there is inertia to overcome in shifting fires, one begins to change the distribution of fire before target priorities change in anticipation of this coming change. The theory of state variable inequality constraints plays a major role in solving this problem. Of particular mathematical difficulty is the presence of a second order state variable inequality constraint in the problem. (Author)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipsupported jointly by Naval Analysis Programs (Code 431), Office of Naval Research and by the Foundation Research Program of the Naval Postgraduate School with funds provided by the Chief of Naval Research.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/firedistribution00tayl
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CONGRESSES.TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CASE STUDIES.en_US
dc.titleFire distribution in Lanchester inertial combat, I: "Square-law" attrition of target typesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorDeterministic Optimal Controlen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitary Tactics, Command and Controlen_US
dc.subject.authorTime-Sequential Decision Makingen_US
dc.subject.authorOptimal Fire Distributionen_US
dc.subject.authorTactical Allocationen_US
dc.subject.authorLanchester Theory of Combat Time-Sequential Combat Gamesen_US
dc.description.funderN0001477WR70044en_US
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dc.identifier.npsreportNPS55-77-11


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