Accession Number : ADA080459


Title :   A Battlefield Obscuration Model (Smoke & Dust)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1977-Oct 1979


Corporate Author : GENERAL RESEARCH CORP MCLEAN VA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GROUP


Personal Author(s) : Zirkind, Ralph


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a080459.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 210


Abstract : This report presents a semi-empirical (non-Gaussian) model for the obscurants that may be generated by military activity. These include smoke and obscuring aerosol munitions, dust clouds generated by non-nuclear explosive munitions, and dust generated by military-like vehicles. The field data and some laboratory experiments are discused, and numerous validations are provided.


Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS , *OBSCURATION , ALGORITHMS , CLOUDS , SMOKE MUNITIONS , SMOKE , BURNING RATE , DIURNAL VARIATIONS , DUST CLOUDS , ATMOSPHERIC MOTION , PARTICLE SIZE , DISPERSING


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE