Accession Number:

ADA046119

Title:

Fire: A Deterministic Model for Estimating Survivability through Area Surface to Air Missile Defenses.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DIRECTORATE OF AEROSPACE STUDIES KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

One of the recurrent problems associated with the analysis of competing airborne system concepts in a wartime environment is the determination of comparable estimates of attrition from surface-to-air-missiles SAMs. The FIRE attrition model is a partial solution to this need. It provides attrition estimates of single vehicles or groups of vehicles flying straight and level through a corridor containing up to 10 types of SAMs. The geometric and temporal aspects of SAMPenetrator interactions are modeled in substantial detail. This requires a fairly detailed SAM model. The penetrator on the other hand is characterized simply by speed, altitude, and a single salvo Pk relative to each SAM type. The model allows heuristic modelling of the effects of decoys, chaff, and electronic countermeasures ECM as penetrator aids. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Surface-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE