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Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 109, Issue 1, pp 15-40

A Game Theoretical Multiple Resource Interaction Approach to Resource Allocation in an Air Campaign

  • Debasish GhoseAffiliated withDepartment of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science
  • , Jason L. SpeyerAffiliated withMechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles
  • , Jeff S. ShammaAffiliated withMechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of California at Los Angeles

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Abstract

In this paper we propose a multiple resource interaction model in a game-theoretical framework to solve resource allocation problems in theater level military campaigns. An air raid campaign using SEAD aircraft and bombers against an enemy target defended by air defense units is considered as the basic platform. Conditions for the existence of saddle point in pure strategies is proved and explicit feedback strategies are obtained for a simplified model with linear attrition function limited by resource availability. An illustrative example demonstrates the key features.

air campaign modeling resource interaction models resource allocation military campaigns applied game theory