Accession Number:

ADA094807

Title:

A Generalized Computer Model for the Targeting of Conventional Weapons to Destroy a Runway.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

A generalized computer model for determining where to target conventional weapons against a non-reinforced concrete runway is developed. This development consists of taking the overall problem, runway destruction, and dividing it into a number of identical, stochastically independent subproblems. Then one of these subproblems is used to determine an aim point strategy which reduces the number of weapons required to achieve the level of runway destruction desired. In order to solve the subproblem, a search algorithm is developed. Along with this search algorithm, two methods for approximating the level of destruction, given an aim point strategy, are investigated. Finally, the entire model is verified and validated by a number of statistical tests. Also a comparison of this model to the Airfield Assessment Program, an Air Force Armament Laboratory model, is provided. Using the models results for the data investigated, an equation relating circular error probable and minimum launch windows width to the number of weapons employed is derived. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE