Accession Number:

AD0627680

Title:

EFFECTIVENESS OF IMPERFECT DECOYS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Mathematical relations are developed to express the effectiveness of decoys in a situation which requires the attacker to assign his weapons on the basis of imperfect classification of the targets. The analysis considers the effects of a number of pertinent parameters, such as the number of real and decoy targets and the enemys classification ability and missile effectiveness, and calculates the probabilities of survival of real targets. A number of hypothetical examples are given to illustrate the application of the theory to practical problems.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE