Using integer partitioning to determine unique configurations for the information age combat model
International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
This paper addresses the number partitioning problem as it relates to the modelling of distributed network operations, as envisioned in the information age combat model (IACM). The approach proposed in this paper is an automated integer partitioning framework implemented using Mathematica and visual basic. This methodology allows the formation of unique configurations by implementing a matrix-based approach proposed by Fidanci (2010). Finding the unique combination is extremely helpful because it aids IACM simulation attempts by eliminating the significant redundancy associated with combat configurations, and therefore, making simulations much more computationally efficient. The results of the integer partitioning and the formation of unique combinations are subsequently used in a combat simulation model of the IACM. Most importantly, the methodology proposed is generalisable and can be adapted to partition any number of distributed networks, symmetric or asymmetric, for systems applications, within the boundaries of current computing technology and time constraints.
Khasawneh, Mahmoud T.; Rabadi, Ghaith; Bowling, Shannon; and Shearer, Nevan, "Using integer partitioning to determine unique configurations for the information age combat model" (2017). Engineering Faculty Publications. 13.