dc.contributor.author Taylor, James G. dc.date 1977-03 dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-27T23:37:00Z dc.date.available 2013-02-27T23:37:00Z dc.date.issued 1977-03 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10945/29305 dc.description.abstract The 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.sponsorship supported jointly by Naval Analysis Programs (Code 431), en_US Office of Naval Research and by the Foundation Research Program of the Naval Postgraduate School with funds provided by the Chief of Naval Research. dc.description.uri http://archive.org/details/firedistribution00tayl dc.format.extent NA en_US dc.language.iso en_US dc.publisher Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School en_US dc.rights This 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.lcsh TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CONGRESSES.TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CASE STUDIES. en_US dc.title Fire distribution in Lanchester inertial combat, I: "Square-law" attrition of target types en_US dc.type Technical Report en_US dc.contributor.corporate Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.) dc.subject.author Deterministic Optimal Control en_US dc.subject.author Military Tactics, Command and Control en_US dc.subject.author Time-Sequential Decision Making en_US dc.subject.author Optimal Fire Distribution en_US dc.subject.author Tactical Allocation en_US dc.subject.author Lanchester Theory of Combat Time-Sequential Combat Games en_US dc.description.funder N0001477WR70044 en_US dc.description.recognition NA en_US dc.identifier.oclc NA dc.identifier.npsreport NPS55-77-11
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