Accession Number : AD0259667

Title :   MOVEMENT OF MILITARY OPERATIONS. CENTERS OR OTHER MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AS SAFEGUARD AGAINST NUCLEAR ATTACK

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s) : HALBERSTEIN,JOSEF H.

Report Date : 05 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A major military installation is subject to concentrated nuclear or conventional attack if detected by the enemy. Frequently, it is proposed to make installations mobile, as protection against such attacks. However, the operation of the center is disturbed by moving it. In this report the loss in the operative value of a center is defined in terms of the time it stays in one location, the time required for moving it from one location to another and a time constant of destruction which measures the degree of hostility of the environment. It is shown that it is possible to minimize the loss, by judicious choice of the time of operation. This optimum time depends on the time required for moving and the time constant of destruction; however, it will be relatively insensitive to errors in estimating the time constant of destruction. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EVASION, *MOBILIZATION, *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, MILK, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PROBABILITY, WARFARE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE