Accession Number:

ADA083517

Title:

A Method of Characterizing Air-to-Air Missile Endgame Models

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

235.0

Abstract:

Air-to-air missile endgame programs typically require tens of seconds of computer time to calculate a single estimate of probability of kill PK. Thousands of these estimates may be required in any given endgame analysis. The main objective of this research was to develop a method for characterizing an endgame model using only a fraction of the amount of data generated by such analyses. In pursuit of this objective, a second objective of actually accomplishing a characterization of an existing endgame program was established. The suggested method for characterizing air-to-air missile endgame programs is based on the semi-empirical approach and its application to SHAZAM. The method is heuristic, rather than algorithmic, due to the subjective nature of the characterization process.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE