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Optimal Resource Partitioning in a Military Conflict based on Lanchester Attrition Models

Sheeba, PS and Ghose, D (2005) Optimal Resource Partitioning in a Military Conflict based on Lanchester Attrition Models. In: 44th IEEE Conference on Decision Control/European Control Conference (CCD-ECC), DEC 12-15, 2005, Seville.

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Abstract

This paper develops 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. The Lanchester attrition model is used to develop the dynamical equations governing the variation in force strength. Three different allocation schemes - Time-Zero-Allocation (TZA), Allocate-Assess-Reallocate (AAR), and Continuous Constant Allocation (CCA) - are considered and the optimal solutions are obtained in each case. Numerical examples are given to support the analytical results.

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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 10:14
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27555

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