Effect Oriented Planning
2012 (English)Report (Other academic)
The problem setting concerns the tactical planning of a military operation. Imagine a big wide open area where a number of interesting targets are positioned. It could be radar stations or other surveillance equipment, with or without defensive capabilities, which the attacker wishes to destroy. Moreover, the targets are possibly guarded by defending units, like Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) units. The positions of all units, targets and defenders, are known. We consider the problem of the attacker, where the objective is to maximize the expected outcome of a joint attack against the enemy, subject to a limited amount of resources (i.e. aircraft, tanks). We present a mathematical model for this problem, together with alternative model versions which provide optimistic and a pessimistic approximations. The model is not efficient for large problem instances, hence we also provide heuristic solution approaches and successfully provide solutions to a number of scenarios.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 90 p.
LiTH-MAT-R, ISSN 0348-2960 ; 2012:6
Targeting Problem, Weapon-Target Assignment, Military Operations Research, Decision Support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77072OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-77072DiVA: diva2:524831