Discrete-event control of combat dynamics in the C2 setting

Shashi Phoha, Saurabh Sircar, Asok Ray, Israel Mayk

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Discrete event dynamic systems (DEDS) are characterized as being constituted of several interacting processes whose output behavior is described by events which occur randomly and asynchronously and, at discrete instants of time. A Command and Control (C2) system in the dynamic and uncertain environment of warfare is modeled as a hierarchical DEDS. It is shown how patterns of events constitute the words of a formal control language which is recognizable by the commander. As an example, the formal control language and an intelligent control strategy are developed for a lower echelon. Appropriate partitioning of the formal control language allows explicit modeling of integrated man/machine control strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1109-1110
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of the American Control Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 American Control Conference. Part 1 (of 3) - Baltimore, MD, USA
Duration: Jun 29 1994Jul 1 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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