International Journal of Game Theory

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 225–236 | Cite as

Measuring naval presence using blotto games

  • J. H. Grotte
  • P. S. Brooks


Although the combat capabilities of alternative aircraft carrier designs have been much analyzed, force structure comparisons for peacetime uses, such as the projection of presence, are less often quantified. This paper uses a Blotto game framework to evaluate equal cost forces of alternative carrier designs in the presence role.


Economic Theory Game Theory Structure Comparison Presence Role Force Structure 


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© Physica-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Grotte
    • 1
  • P. S. Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Program Analysis DivisionInstitute for Defense AnalysesAlexandriaUSA

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