Accession Number:

ADA231021

Title:

Degraded States Vulnerability Analysis: Phase 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1989-Aug 1990

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

In 1988, the Ballistic Research Laboratory BRL and the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity AMSAA began a joint program to develop improved metrics for use in vulnerability assessments, especially of ground combat vehicles. Traditional tank vulnerability metrics have made use of a mapping procedure called damage assessment lists DALs. A DAL maps killed components and sets of components into degradation of combat utility DCU. It has been known for a number of years that the use of DALs in the process of developing vulnerability measures of effectiveness is conceptually and mathematically problematic. Recent DAL work led to renewed focus on the problems associated with DAls, and to a proposal for their yields the probabilities that a tank is in one or more degraded states.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE