Accession Number:

ADA285797

Title:

Rationale for the Modular Air-System Vulnerability Estimation Network (MAVEN) Methodology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 1994

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The air community has long had a need for a new vulnerability lethality VL methodology, one usable by the triservice community. Current models range from manual calculations of total vulnerable area Av to complex models of incendiary functioning, fragment penetration, and fire initiation with component fault tree damage modes. Most, if not all, of these models make use of expected value, or deterministic, methods which do not accurately reflect the actual, observed phenomenology. In addition, technological advances in system design and weapon lethality have outpaced the growth of these models. While the community has tried to come to grips with these more complex systems and phenomenology, clearly, the existing models have not. The purpose of this report is to describe the rationale behind the development of a new stochastic, point- burst vulnerability model for air systems which supports the myriad of analyses the air community must perform, as well as to discuss, in general, the technical requirements which generated this need. Aircraft vulnerability, Vulnerability methodology, Models, MAVEN, MUVES, Vulnerability.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Operations Research
  • Defense Systems
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE