• Need to consider ship speed and heading, wind speed and bearing, threat bearing and closing speed and many other parameters to calculate solution
  • Launch parameters need to be calculated very quickly
  • A human operator will not be able to calculate all the parameters quickly enough
  • Complexity of the problem and timing requirements dictate that a fast computer algorithm will be needed
  • This is essentially a multi-dimensional optimisation problem that the algorithm controlling the deployment of the decoys will have to solve