Electronic Warfare and Complexity Management

In a modern battle scenario the proliferation of Electronic Warfare devices, electronic emitters and platforms as well as technologies to influence the EM spectrum, produces vast amounts of data. Devices such as jammers, radar jammers, countermeasure dispensing systems, decoys, flare/chaff dispensers, anti-radiation missiles, antennas, IR missile warning systems, laser warning systems, interference mitigation systems, electromagnetic…

A Survey of “Complexity Measures”,,,,, Without Measures

We report verbatim a 1998 article A Survey of “Complexity Measures” by David P. Feldman and Jim Crutchfield. A more adequate title for this evasive article would be “A Survey of How Science Avoids to Measure Complexity”. Once you’ve read it, ask yourself this: can I use any of these measures to actually measure the…

Battle Strategy and Terrain Complexity (TERCOM)

Citing Wikipedia: “An advantage of terrain occurs when military personnel gain an advantage over an enemy utilizing, or simply in spite of, the terrain around them. The term does not exclusively apply to battles, and can be used more generally regarding entire campaigns or theaters of war. Mountains, for example, can block off certain areas, making it unnecessary to station troops within the…

What are the Units of Complexity?

Complexity is a fundamental physical characteristic of every system that may be found in Nature. Its importance is similar to that of energy. There have been numerous attempts of measuring complexity. However, most are limited either to very simple systems, character strings or to computer code and have very little practical use. In many cases,…