Accession Number:

AD0915149

Title:

Model Development and BMD Criteria. Phase VIII.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY COMPUTING CO FALLS CHURCH VA GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The warhead and fuzing model developed during the current effort together with the interceptor miss distance model developed in a previous phase of the contract will enable the determination of overall non-nuclear interceptor effectiveness as a function of lateral acceleration capability, velocity profile, response time, intercorrection time, guidance measurement accuracies, RV and interceptor insertion errors, fuzing philosophy time-only or angle-only, number fragments in the warhead, fragment spray angle, and the standard deviation of the timing or angular measurement errors of the fuze. It is recommended that the overall value of improving the various technologies required for non-nuclear intercept be determined and traded off so that the most fruitful areas for technological improvement can be determined. The precursor model developed in the current effort allows the determination of the required commit altitude and detect range to defend against a precursor attack on an HSD radar. It is recommended that the precursor model be used in conjunction with the other hardsite models developed in previous efforts to perform a radar hardness study to determine the most cost effective HSD radar hardness to use against advanced Soviet threats. The analysis would use the precursor model to constrain the system alternatives by imposing fixed commit altitude requirements. The cost of radar hardening would be factored into the analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE