, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 325-341

Bicriterion differential games with qualitative outcomes

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Abstract

Combat games are studied as bicriterion differential games with qualitative outcomes determined by threshold values on the criterion functions. Survival and capture strategies of the players are defined using the notion of security levels. Closest approach survival strategies (CASS) and minimum risk capture strategies (MRCS) are important strategies for the players identified as solutions to four optimization problems involving security levels. These are used, in combination with the preference orderings of the qualitative outcomes by the players, to delineate the win regions and the secured draw and mutual kill regions for the players. It is shown that the secured draw regions and the secured mutual kill regions for the two players are not necessarily the same. Simple illustrative examples are given.

Communicated by M. Pachter
This paper is based partially on research supported by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India, through a Research Associateship Grant to the second author.