Accession Number:

ADA034525

Title:

Air Defense Analysis, The Influence of Parametric Variation on Effectiveness of a Short Range Air Defense System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 74-Jul 75,

Corporate Author:

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL ILL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

A performance analysis of a generic 30mm air defense gun system was undertaken to determine what factors influence effectiveness of such a system. A computer model that produces contours of constant kill probability vs range was employed. The significant results and conclusions are as follows 1 A new effectiveness measure called Weighted Kill Area WKA was developed. 2 Curves were produced showing the influence of parameter changes on effectiveness. 3 High effectiveness can be achieved in two basically diffeent ways. 4 A trade-off study is needed to determine which is the most cost effective way to get high effectiveness. 5 Several factors that influence effectiveness could not be covered within the scope of this study. They should be the object of further investigation. Among them are time-of-flight variation, improvements to the computer model, round lethality improvements, and correlations between biases and standard deviations on target position measurement. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE