Accession Number:

ADA071371

Title:

Collateral Damage

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 11 Aug 1976-13 Dec 1977

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC LA JOLLA CA

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

493.0

Abstract:

This is an interim report on collateral damage produced by nuclear weapons. It contains the results of a comprehensive analysis of the uncertainties related to the effects of nuclear weapons on personnel. The results indicate which of the uncertainties andor normal variations are the most important with respect to the ability to accurately predict collateral damage. This report is not intended to be a weapon employment planners manual. Rather, it serves as a consistent data base for selection of casualty criteria and uncertainty information to be incorporated into such a manual. A summary is provided of the important weapon environment uncertainties, as well as uncertainties in personnel shelters and biomedical response to weapon environments. Fatality and injury damage functions are provided for weapon yields from 0.1 to 100 KT at three heights-of-burst and for three sheltering conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE