A Comparison of Two Target Coverage Models
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The report examines several models for the computation of target coverage when multiple rounds are fired at a target. Fractional kill of a fragment sensitive target by a fragmenting projectile as a function of the number of rounds fired is compared for two models. The first is a standard salvo-fire model in which N rounds are fired at the same aim point. In the second model, single shot kill probability is computed for a fragment sensitive target and then fractional kill from the firing of N rounds is computed according to the assumption that the effects of each round are independent. The need for sophisticated target coverage models such as salvo-fire models is demonstrated by the results of computations performed in this study.
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