An Integrated Environment for Army, Navy and Air Force Target Description Support
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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For more than 40 years the vulnerability community has been developing analytic methods to predict the potential damage to targets from threats likely to be encountered in hostile engagements. Early methods of analysis consisted of manual calculations for bullettarget interactions. To perform a vulnerability analysis 1 a target description had to be generated. This file represented the three-space definition of geometry and coupled material information. 2 Mathematical rays, simulating bullet trajectories, were then passed through the target descriptions in order to find points-of- intersection, surface normals, line-of-sight thicknesses, and materials. 3 All of the information from step 2 was then passed to a vulnerability analysis were penetration relations and component-damage criteria were applied to calculate average system-level damage. Ammunition.
- Ammunition and Explosives