Accession Number:

AD0404104

Title:

STOCHASTIC DUELS WITH LIMITED AMMUNITION SUPPLY

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-23

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

In a previous paper the ground work was laid for a new theoretical model of combat called the stochastic duel. The principal elements of the model were fixed kill probabilities on each round fired, a random time between rounds fired and unlimited ammunition supply. This paper extends the solution to those more realistic cases of limited ammunition supply. The general solution as a quadrature is obtained and it is applied to several specific examples. The special case of finite, fixed ammunition supply is treated in some detail.

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE