Accession Number:

ADA006586

Title:

Approximate Probability Distributions for the Extreme Spread

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The extreme spread, or greatest distance between all pairs of points on a target, is often used as a rapid measure of dispersion or precision of shot groups on a target. It is therefore desirable to know its statistical properties. Since the exact theoretical distribution has not yet been worked out, this report examines the accuracy of several approximations which are checked against large sample Monte Carlo values.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE