Multiple Criteria Courses of Action Selection
Authors: Guitouni, Adel; Martel, Jean-Marc; Blanger, Micheline; Hunter, Charles
Source: Military Operations Research, Volume 13, Number 1, 2008 , pp. 35-50(16)
Publisher: Military Operations Research Society
Abstract:Development, mitigation and evaluation of different courses of action (COAs) are key components of the military planning process. The Commander's Advisory System for Airspace Protection (CASAP) prototype, a web-based distributed decision support system, is designed to help military staff manage counter-drug events and related COAs. This command and control decision support system is based on multiple criteria decision analysis (MCDA) methodology. It offers different analytical tools to help the decision-maker analyze COAs and minimize the risk component introduced by the subjectivity and uncertainty of the evaluation process. A multiple criteria aggregation procedure, PAMSSEM, has been adapted to fit the decision-making context. This procedure has been improved to deal effectively with heterogeneous and distribution evaluations. This paper presents the multiple criteria methodology to support activities of the military operations planning process. In particular, this paper reviews the decision criteria and the multiple criteria aggregation algorithms developed.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2008-12-01
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