GETAWAY: A Model for Parametric Studies in the Area of Base Escape Survivability.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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GETAWAY, a base escape nuclear survivability model specifically designed for parametric studies, is presented. GETAWAY computes the probability of survival for an alert force escaping from a single base under SLBM attack. Parametric studies of 20 escape, threat, and hardness parameters are possible. Nuclear blast, thermal, and prompt radiation intensities are computed and aircraft survivability is derived from cumulative log-normal damage functions of weapon effect intensity. GETAWAY is shown to be an effective alternative to current predictive models for conducting parametric analysis. Its advantages over current base escape survivability models are speed, cost effectiveness, and interactive capabilities while providing parametric results highly comparable to alternative models. GETAWAYs methodology could also be applied to ICBM, naval, or ground force nuclear survivability analyses. A Users Guide, Example Session, and Program Listing are provided as appendices.
- Statistics and Probability