Complex Systems

System Behaviors and Measures: Compressed State Complexity and Number of Unique States Used in Naval Weapons Elevators Download PDF

Roger J. Anderson
Robert H. Sturges
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Virginia Tech


Relationships among the performance, robustness, and design of naval weapons elevators can be found in both static and dynamic measures of complexity. This paper examines two such dynamic measures: compressed state complexity and the number of unique states used by the system. Simulation results show that the mean compressed state complexity does not have a trend, due to the effect of logical evolution length. Evidence is found that the number of unique states used in a naval weapons elevator has a relationship to throughput and connectivity.