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Optimal resource allocation in conflicts with the Lanchester linear law (2,1) model

Sheeba, PS and Ghose, D (2008) Optimal resource allocation in conflicts with the Lanchester linear law (2,1) model. In: American Control Conference 2008, JUN 11-13, 2008, Seattle.

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Abstract

This paper presents a detailed analysis of a model for military conflicts where the defending forces have to determine an optimal partitioning of available resources to counter attacks from an adversary in two different fronts in an area fire situation. Lanchester linear law attrition model is used to develop the dynamical equations governing the variation in force strength. Here we address a static resource allocation problem namely, Time-Zero-Allocation (TZA) where the resource allocation is done only at the initial time. Numerical examples are given to support the analytical results.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/26558

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