Antisubmarine Attack: Computer Program 13-64P
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP
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An IBM 7090 computer program is described which calculates the distribution of distances between the point of activation of a weapon and a moving target submarine taking into account the estimated component attack errors. The model used is more flexible and realistic than similar past errors and is expected to produce more reliable submarine kill probabilities. The miss distances are computed by Monte Carlo simulation of the actual tracking and firing tactics. They are plotted by an SC 4020 plotter, first in ascending order, then as a cumulative frequency distribution. Flow charts, a listing of the FORTRAN program, and a sample calculation are included.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare