Accession Number:

ADA327197

Title:

Assessment of Damage Aggregation for Weapons Salvos.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Sep 96-Mar 97,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Estimation of the expected proportion of an area target destroyed by a salvo of weapons is an important problem in weapons systems effectiveness studies. Analysts sometimes use an approximate formula called the empirical rule for this purpose. Esary demonstrated that this rule consistently over estimates the parameter of interest. In this report, we propose a modification to the empirical rule that appears to provide significantly improved estimates of the cumulative damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE