OPTIMIZATION OF ARMAMENT DESIGNxb
Final rept. on Themis optimization research program
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS
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In the report a method is developed for determining the optimal warhead design for an intercept missile. The problem posed is that of determining the fragment density pattern which will maximize the average probability of destroying an incoming aircraft when the flight parameters of the target are not assumed known but are assumed to follow a known probability law. The problem is formulated as a mathematical programming problem requiring as preliminary computation the determination of an intercept geometry for each possible combination of target parameters. The formulas for these computations are developed, and an example is given.
- Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes