Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Jack M. Kloeber, Jr., PhD
This thesis addresses the selection of target sets to disrupt an adversary's logistics network in a wartime environment. In the presence of many objectives--such as reducing maximum flow, lengthening routes, avoiding collateral damage, all at minimal risk to our pilots--the problem of determining the best target set is complex. Previous efforts have not adequately considered the value of the remaining network functionality after target destruction. In addition, current network targeting procedures optimize target sets with respect to only a single metric. This thesis uses a multi-objective decision analysis framework capturing actual targeting decision-maker values and preferences to evaluate and analyze 10 alternative target sets. Sensitivity analysis and persistency analysis on the results give insight as to how to select better target sets to meet stated strategic objectives.
DTIC Accession Number
Emslie, Paul D., "Multi-Objective Evaluation of Target Sets In A Logistics Network" (2000). Theses and Dissertations. 4779.