Accession Number:

AD0291603

Title:

ESTIMATING MISSILE RELIABILITY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE