Accession Number:

AD0633912

Title:

STOCHASTIC DUELS WITH TIME-OF-FLIGHT INCLUDED

Descriptive Note:

Professional paper

Corporate Author:

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The fundamental duel in the Theory of Stochastic Duels is extended to include projectile time-of-flight. As a preliminary, the marksman firing at a passive target is studied. Two firing procedures are assumed. In one, refiring proceeds as rapidly as possible, whereas in the other the duelist delays until he observes the effect of each round. Both fixed discrete and continuous random firing-times are considered. Also included is the case where time-of- flight varies uniformly with elapsed time. General solutions and examples are given. The analysis indicates in a quantitative way how time-of-flight may radically influence the outcome.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE