Accession Number:

ADA030294

Title:

The Effect of Changes in Release Parameters upon Bomb Impact Distributions: A Computer Model.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

353.0

Abstract:

This study is the continuation of an ongoing effort at the School of Systems and Logistics to build a general bombing model, combined with an examination of the assumption made by the United States military that bomb impact distributions about a point target are bivariate normal. The authors expanded a previously written FORTRAN language computer model capable of simulating multiple bomb impacts about a target. The previous model included altitude, true airspeed, pitch and heading as bomb release parameters. The authors added lead or trail and offset to examine six independent release parameters. Additionally, this study combined several programs into a single package so that the model is capable of accepting ten types of release parameter error distributions, target altitude and latitude input, and generating a desired number of bomb impacts about the target. It also provides statistical analysis and graphs of the resultant impact distribution. The authors challenged the assumption that bomb impact distributions are bivariate normal. Results in six of seven samples generated and tested by the model supported the authors hypothesis that bomb impact distributions are not necessarily bivariate normal. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE