Studies in the Methodology of Weapons Systems Effectiveness Analysis - Using the Techniques of Simulation, Optimization and Statistics - Phase 2. Volume 4. Formulation and Optimization of Warhead Kill Probabilities
Final rept. Sep 1968-Aug 1969
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE
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The work conducted at Louisiana State University on a class of problems arising in the evaluation of weapons and in the analysis of the best methods for their use is reported. The destructiveness of a specified weapon against a specified target is measured by the ratio of the number of targets destroyed to the number of weapons used. This report describes the methods developed for the analytical evaluation of average kill probabilities for single weapons and proposes the optimization of pattern parameters for multi-weapon attacks on discretely defined target complexes for future investigation. An acceleration algorithm for minimizing a convex objective function subject to linear constrained is also presented in detail.
- Operations Research
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics