AIR STRIKE EVALUATION AND OPTIMIZATION.
HAYES INTERNATIONAL CORP BIRMINGHAM AL
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This report presents the results of a complex Operations Research effort to derive mathematical models and construct a computer program capable of simulating and optimizing air strikes utilizing bombs and CBU type munitions. The damage assessment for specifically located target elements is formulated with respect to munition trains or individual bombs or canister-loads of munitions. Kill probabilityassurance arrays and average kill probability are generated to demonstrate system effectiveness. A computer program is now operational that can be used on the IBM 7094 computers. The program is capable of simulating several types of aircraft attacks restricted only to straight and level bombing on a widely varying target spectrum. The method of Steepest Ascent is used to optimize selected tactical parameters in order to achieve maximum strike lethality. The program is capable of performing a Minimum Force Optimization to determine the minimum number of aircraft necessary to obtain any desired kill probability at a specified assurance level or average kill probability for a particular target class. Author
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