Weighted Generalised Directed-Divergence Measure to Assess Military Requirements

  • G.P. Tripathi Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses, Delhi
Keywords: Probability distributions


In the present p~per, a weighted infonnation theoretic measure has been used to compare and assess the military requirements of a country wrt other countries to meet the challenge of future battles. A measure of weighted directed-divergence based on m probability distributions has been proposed and a probability distribution 'closest' to these m probability distributions is obtained. The closest probability distribution provides a reasonably adequate measure and thus enables one to apply this
technique in real life situation, viz., assessment of balanced military requirements for a country: consensus ranking, pattern recognition, etc.

Author Biography

G.P. Tripathi, Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses, Delhi

Dr GP Tripathi obtained his MSc (Statistics) from Indian Institute of Technology (lIT), Kanpur, in 1985 and PhD in 1989. He was Senior Research Fellow (CSIR) at lIT, Delhi and School of Computers & Systems Sciences, Ia"Vaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He joined DRDO at the Institute for Systems Studies & Analyses, Delhi. His areas of research include: maximum entropy
models in science and engineering and reliability estimation of hardware systems. He has published
several papers and reports in national/international journals. He is It. Secretary of Indian Society of
Information Theory and Applications (ISITA).



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How to Cite
Tripathi, G. (2013). Weighted Generalised Directed-Divergence Measure to Assess Military Requirements. Defence Science Journal, 50(1), 101-106. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.50.3357
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