Accession Number:

ADA128472

Title:

Assessment of Survivability against Laser Threats. The ASALT-I Computer Program

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMAMENT SYSTEMS INC ANAHEIM CA

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

176.0

Abstract:

ASALT-I is a FORTRAN computer program used to evaluate the effectiveness of a high-energy laser weapon against an aircraft flying a path previously evaluated for various encounter conditions. The laser weapon system is described by a flux emission function, aiming errors caused by jitter, and slewing limits of the tracking mechanism. The target aircraft is characterized by a set of components which are combined using a fault tree structure. The program output includes a summary for the whole mission which presents probabilities of kill for the total aircraft, its subgroups, and components. This manual contains descriptions for the mathematical concepts, the input requirements, and the output for the ASALT-I program. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE