Accession Number : AD0450163


Title :   THE FIREPOWER OF A SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE SYSTEM AGAINST CROSSING RAIDS


Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Timenes, N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/450163.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jul 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Previously published graphic and algebraic methods of computing the maximum number of salvos a surface-to-air missile (SAM) battery can fire against a crossing raid are reviewed. Examination of the nature of an algebraic approximation shows that difficulties arise when considering targets which reach their bomb release point after the point of closest approach to the SAM battery, or which have low velocity with respect to SAM velocity. An alternative graphic method of solution is suggested, which facilitates locating intercept points when investigating an engagement between a multi-channel SAM battery and a multiple-target raid.


Descriptors :   *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES , AERIAL TARGETS , ALGEBRA , BOMBS , GRAPHICS , INTERCEPTION , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , VELOCITY


Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE