Complex Systems

System Behaviors and Measures: Static Measures of Complexity in Naval Weapons Elevators, Alternative Logic, and Mobile Carriage Systems Download PDF

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


Static measures of complexity can demonstrate relationships among the performance, robustness, and design of naval weapons elevators. This paper investigates the total and fraction of states used, logical complexity, and state complexity of such systems. We find strong correlations among the total possible number of states, throughput, and logical complexity. These are shown in robustness curves of mean throughput. We also discuss relevant alternative logic and mobile carriage systems.