Accession Number : AD0439499


Title :   A PARAMETRIC STUDY OF THE DELIVERY UNDER RISK PROBLEM AS IT APPLIES TO INTERDICTION COSTEFFECTIVENESS,


Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GROUP WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO


Personal Author(s) : Dunlap,D S ; Pettress,J Mae


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : A parametric analysis is presented of the 'delivery under risk' problem. Contours of equal payoff are drawn as a function of a nondimensional efficiency ratio, i.e., lbs/dollar deliverable per sortie by aircraft type 'a' divided by lbs/dollar deliverable per sortie by aircraft type 'i.' The two aircraft differ also in their vulnerability to enemy defenses. This difference is parameterized, and resulting contours of equal payoff are plotted as a function of enemy defense encounter rate. The resulting set of figures may be useful to analysts when used in conjunction with weapon system data, estimates of single encounter probabilities of kill, and encounter rates based upon assessment of the defense environment. Since the variables are parameterized, the analyst may find original ways of estimating the likely regions where comparisons may be made. (Author)


Descriptors :   *LIMITED WARFARE , *OPERATIONS RESEARCH , AIRCRAFT , PAYLOAD , VULNERABILITY , PROBABILITY , BOMBING


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE