Accession Number:

ADA099818

Title:

The Probability of Hitting a Polygonal Target

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS ACTIVITY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

For mathematical convenience, military targets are generally represented by simple geometric shapes circles, elipses and rectangles in performance models which require the computation of hit probability. A much more realistic representation of target shape would frequently be possible through the use of a polygon. This report derives a simple algorithm for the computation of the probability of hitting a general n-sided polygon.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE