An Evaluation Method of Combat Aircraft Contribution Effectiveness Based on Mission Success Space Design

  • Yuan Gao
  • Hu Liu
  • Yaoming ZhouEmail author
Original Paper


In the military field, equipment development has increasingly focused on the system-of-systems (SoS) oriented combat. To answer the question “how to judge the success of a mission in SoS combat”, this paper proposes a concept of “Mission Success Space (MSS)”. After designing MSS and computing Mission Success Rate (MSR), an evaluation method of effectiveness is defined to quantify the contribution of a combat aircraft to a combat SoS by comparing MSRs of the SoS with and without this aircraft. During MSS design procedure, Mission Success Function (MSF) plays an important role since it gives key parts where the success criterion is changed. In the simulation case, a quadratic function and an S-curve function are used as MSFs to verify the method proposed. In addition, based on the Gaussian fitting results, a new function using inverse design is studied by finding bilateral quantiles of the fitting curves. Finally, the MSS of inverse design is chosen as the best for this case after analyzing the contribution results of these three functions.


Mission success Combat simulation Contribution effectiveness System of systems Evaluation 



The authors are grateful to Ms. Li Yan (Beihang University) for her contribution in proofreading. The authors are indebted to the editors and reviewers for the valuable comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aeronautic Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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