Accession Number:

AD0844198

Title:

Determining Operational Hit Probabilities for Field Artillery Weapons Systems

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The Department of the Army has expressed a need for the determination of the operational hit probabilities of several weapons systems in use throughout the Army. These hit probabilities, together with lethality models, should yield predictions of the effects such systems will have under various conditions of combat. In this thesis, operational hit probability OHP is defined as the probability that the center of impact of a volley of artillery fire will fall within a specified distance of the center of an area target. A general experimental methodology, which could be used to estimate OHPs under simulated combat conditions for a field artillery weapons system, is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE