Optimizing locations of decoys for protecting surface-based radar against anti-radiation missile with multi-objective ranking and selection

Ville Mattila*, Kai Virtanen, Lasse Muttilainen, Juha Jylha, Ville Vaisanen

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Abstract

This paper considers the decoy location problem, i.e., the problem of determining optimal locations for decoys that protect a surface-based radar against an anti-radiation missile. The objectives of the problem are to simultaneously maximize distances between the missile's detonation point and the radar as well as the decoys. The problem is solved using a stochastic simulation model providing the distances as well as a ranking and selection procedure called MOCBA-p. In the procedure, location combinations are evaluated through a multi-attribute utility function with incomplete preference information regarding weights related to the objectives. In addition, multi-objective computing budget allocation is used for allocating simulation replications such that the best combinations are selected correctly with high confidence. Numerical experiments presented in the paper illustrate the suitability of MOCBA-p for solving the decoy location problem. It provides computational advantages over an alternative procedure while also enabling ease of determining the weights.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016)
PublisherIEEE
Pages2319-2330
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781509022342
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201615 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Print)2164-3342

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Antennas and Propagation
Abbreviated titleEuCAP
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/04/201615/04/2016

Keywords

  • MULTIATTRIBUTE DECISION-MAKING
  • PARTIAL INFORMATION
  • UTILITY-THEORY

Cite this

Mattila, V., Virtanen, K., Muttilainen, L., Jylha, J., & Vaisanen, V. (2016). Optimizing locations of decoys for protecting surface-based radar against anti-radiation missile with multi-objective ranking and selection. In 2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2016) (pp. 2319-2330). (Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation). IEEE.