A Method of Characterizing Air-to-Air Missile Endgame Models
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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.
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles