A Fuzzy MCDM Framework for Weapon Systems Selection

A Fuzzy MCDM Framework for Weapon Systems Selection

Melis Almula Karadayi (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey), Yeliz Ekinci (Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey) and Hakan Tozan (Istanbul Medipol University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5513-1.ch009

Abstract

The weapon system selection problem is a crucial issue for military logistics managers and decision makers. In most real-world cases, such critical selection problems include many alternatives, and those alternatives have to be assessed with respect to multiple criteria. In this chapter, the use of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approaches to tackle the weapon selection problem is discussed. Next, a fuzzy MCDM framework that is based on the hierarchical fuzzy technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (HFTOPSIS) method is proposed to solve the problem. The proposed approach is capable of incorporating both crisp and fuzzy data. The authors demonstrate the performance of the proposed methodology on a missile system selection problem which incorporates fuzzy environment elements.
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Literature Review On Selection Of Weapon Systems

The existing studies on the selection of weapon systems are grouped into three. The first group includes MCDM methods, while the second group includes fuzzy applications of these methods. The third group consists of hybrid methods, usually combining an MCDM method and a linear programming model.

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