Accession Number:

ADA250036

Title:

A Taxonomy for the Vulnerability/Lethality Analysis Process

Descriptive Note:

Final rept 1 Oct 1990-2 Oct 1991,

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1992-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

An important aspect of the formulation of any scientific process is the definition of the mathematical framework within which that process is considered. It is quite common for analytical processes to evolve over a long period of time before the underlying mathematics are fully understood and illuminated. This is the case with VulnerabilityLethality VL analyses, long considered more an art than a science. This paper defines a mathematical framework for VL analyses, demonstrates how each part of a well-known process fits into this framework, and to identify parts of this analytical process which are in error andor require additional research. It is shown that this taxonomy allows a rational scientific approach to the VL analysis process.

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE