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Military Operations Research

Quantitative Decision Making

  • Authors
  • N.¬†K.¬†Jaiswal

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 1-12
  3. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 13-58
  4. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 59-90
  5. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 91-110
  6. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 111-128
  7. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 129-168
  8. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 169-208
  9. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 209-232
  10. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 233-282
  11. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 283-309
  12. N. K. Jaiswal
    Pages 355-372
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 373-388

About this book

Introduction

Operations Research (OR) emerged in an effort to improve the effectiveness of newly inducted weapons and equipment during World War II. While rapid growth ofOR led to its becoming an important aid to decision making in all sectors including defense, its contribution in defense remained largely confined to classified reports. Very few books dealing with applications of quantitative decision making techniques in military have been published presumably due to limited availability ofrelevant information. The situation changed rapidly during the last few years. The recognition of the subject of Military Operations Research (MOR) gave tremendous boost to its development. Books and journals on MOR started appearing. The number of sessions on MOR at national and international conferences also registered an increase. The volume of teaching, training and research activities in the field of MOR at military schools and non-military schools enhanced considerably. Military executives and commanders started taking increasing interest in getting scientific answers to questions pertaining to weapon acquisition, threat perception and quantification, assessment of damage or casualties, evaluation of chance of winning a battle, force mix, deployment and targeting of weapons against enemy targets, war games and scenario evaluation. Most of these problems were being tackled on the basis of intuition, judgment and experience or analysis under very simple assumptions. In an increasingly sophisticated and complex defense scenario resulting in advances in equipment and communications, the need for supplementing these practices by scientific research in MOR became imperative.

Keywords

Simulation calculus military operations research operations research optimization

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-6275-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7880-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-6275-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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