A Model-Based Approach to Battle Execution Monitoring

Report No. ARL-TR-3394
Authors: Richard C. Kaste and Charles E. Hansen
Date/Pages: January 2005; 80 pages
Abstract: The work set forth in this report is intended to lead to portions of an integrated system to dynamically link automated plan generation and analysis with execution monitoring. The report deals with algorithms for, and interfaces to, a prototype battletrajectory decision aid. We explored complexities of navigating parameter tradeoff spaces and performed detailed studies of strength/attrition parameter estimation and calibration techniques. We investigated software for solving differential systems and for visualizing and interacting with decision aid data. We considered aspects of the analytical theory of dynamic systems: mathematical chaos, stability, and control. We set the groundwork for formulation of models to produce systems exhibiting inherently chaotic behavior and for studying qualitative aspects of phase plane trajectories. It is probable that nonlinear analytic techniques will soon be considered as invaluable to commanders.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: January 1, 2005