Accession Number : ADA586994
Title : Method of Estimating the Principal Characteristics of an Infantry Fighting Vehicle from Basic Performance Requirements
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Gillingham, David R ; Patel, Prashant R
Report Date : Aug 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 90
Abstract : Once basic performance requirements for an infantry fighting vehicle are chosen, we have shown most of the degrees of freedom in the vehicle design are eliminated and one can predict most of the important characteristics of the vehicle. This paper describes in detail the process by which this can be done and presents collected data where necessary that can be used to establish rules of thumb for the critical design relationships.
Descriptors : *COMBAT VEHICLES , DEGREES OF FREEDOM , GROUND VEHICLES , INFANTRY , MILITARY VEHICLES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , REQUIREMENTS
Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE