Current Directions in the Vulnerability/Lethality Process Structure
Final rept. Jul 1992-Jul 1993
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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An important aspect of the formulation of any scientific process is the definition of the mathematical framework within which that process is considered. This mathematical basis defines the limitations of the process, provides the means for conducting analyses, and helps ensure uniformity and consistency of results. It is quite common for analytical processes to evolve over a long period of time before the underlying mathematics is fully understood and illuminated. This is the case with VulnerabilityLethality VL analysis, long considered more an art than a science. In recent years, advances have been made in the rigorous mathematical treatment of certain areas of VL analysis. In this report, the unifying mathematical framework for all VL analysis is defined, demonstrating how each part of a well-known process fits into this framework, and illustrating the frameworks growth potential. The Degraded States Vulnerability Methodology DSVM will be shown to provide an important example of the rigor with which one part of a vulnerability analysis may be conducted, specifically, the formulation of target capability measures from the damaged state. vulnerability lethality process structure VL process structure.
- Theoretical Mathematics
- Statistics and Probability