ESTIMATING MISSILE RELIABILITY
STANFORD UNIV CA APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS LABS
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The probability that a missile will destroy its assigned target is studied based on estimations of missile reliability. It is desirable that each target upon which missiles are expended should have enough missiles allocated to it so that its survival probability is very small. However, we wish to avoid assigning more missiles than necessary to a given target. Nevertheless, a given amount of over-assignment is to be preferred to the same amount of under-assignment , i.e., in terms of a non-negative loss function, the loss is zero when the target does not survive and positive otherwise.
- Guided Missiles
- Navigation and Guidance