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The Effect of Sensitivity on Simply Ordered Safe-Arm Strategies
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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This report amplifies and extends the theory of safe-arming shown in Ballistic Research Laboratory Technical Report ARBRL-TR-02444 -- The Worst-Case Mathematical theory of Safe-Arming -- by Denis A. Silvia, by introducing a method for computing the effect of sensitivities on a sa systems safety. This method permits the quantitative analysis of how the sensitivity of an sa systems input variables can be manipulated to maximize sa performance. Using the new method a microcomputer program has been developed which permits easy analysis to see the effect of different sensitivity strategies, which as weak links - how many are best, how weak they should be, where they should be placed, etc. Some surprising results are reported which will provide sa designers with valuable insights into where design resources are best invested. Keywords Safing and armingOrdnance, FuzesOrdnance, Explosives, Detonators, and Warheads.
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