Launch Opportunity for Air-to-Ground, Visually Delivered Weapons
Target acquisition study rept. for period ending 1977
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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This report presents a method for computing the probability of an aircrew being able to visually locate a ground target and launch a weapon against it. The major factors used in the computations are target acquisition performance, aircraft maneuvering requirements, terrain masking, visibility, and weapon operating time. Estimates of these factors are based on real-world data whenever possible, as opposed to mathematical modeling. The algorithm used to combine these factors is described, the computer program is given, and sample results are presented. The results show that the probability of releasing or launching a weapon on a target is quite low in many situations.
- Statistics and Probability
- Computer Programming and Software
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics