Accession Number:

AD0904503

Title:

Study of Marking, Signaling and Illuminating Devices

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

OPERATIONS RESEARCH INC SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The parameters influencing the effectiveness of simple devices used to perform signal, illumination and marker functions during a combat mission have been identified. An expression has been developed for the utility of a device for performing a signal, illumination or marker function in a given environment. A technique has been developed for deriving a family of devices to be used by a combat unit for performing such functions in support of a mission. A numerical index of effectiveness is used to rank alternative families of devices. The numerical index is expressed in terms of the utility values of the devices used to perform functions, the probabilities of requirements for functions and the essentiality of functions to the combat mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE