An Analysis of Three Post Launch Evasion Strategies.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This report contains an analysis of three post launch evasion strategies. The purpose of the analysis is to provide equations that can be used with values determined by other means to obtain a conservative estimate of the relative effectiveness of the three strategies under specified conditions. The measure of effectiveness that is used in the analysis is the probability that, because of the localization resulting from a launch, a launching submarine will be damaged by an opponents weapon. The effectiveness of an evasion strategy depends on the number of weapons that will be used by an opponent against an evading submarine and on the time and the location at their detonation. The effectiveness also depends on the weapon damage range and the maximum evasion speed. Factors which constrain the number of weapons that could be used by an opponent and the maximum evasion speed of a submarine and factors which determine weapon damage range are not considered in the analysis.
- Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare