Anti-Ship Missile Defense for a Naval Task Group


Karasakal O., ÖZDEMİREL N. E. , KANDİLLER L.

NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS, vol.58, no.3, pp.305-322, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/nav.20457
  • Title of Journal : NAVAL RESEARCH LOGISTICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.305-322
  • Keywords: air defense, naval task group, missile allocation problem, weapon-target allocation, MODELS, ALLOCATION, COMBAT, ATTACK

Abstract

In this study, we present a new formulation for the air defense problem of warships in a naval task group and propose a solution method. We define the missile allocation problem (MAP) as the optimal allocation of a set of surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) of a naval task group to a set of attacking air targets. MAP is a new treatment of an emerging problem fostered by the rapid increase in the capabilities of anti-ship missiles (ASMs), the different levels of air defense capabilities of the warships against the ASM threat, and new technology that enables a fully coordinated and collective defense. In addition to allocating SAMs to ASMs, MAP also schedules launching of SAM rounds according to shoot-look-shoot engagement policy or its variations, considering multiple SAM systems and ASM types. MAP can be used for air defense planning under a given scenario. As thorough scenario analysis would require repetitive use of MAP, we propose efficient heuristic procedures for solving the problem. (C) 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Naval Research Logistics 58: 305-322, 2011