Accession Number : AD0348428

Title :   THREAT ASSESSMENT OF LAND MINEFIELDS BY SIMULATION TECHNIQUES

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Miller, E. L. ; Villar, M.

Report Date : FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A set of six linear equations were developed, each of which describes an outcome of crossing a given land minefield by a particular transistor type. The transistor types that were considered are personnel, jeeps, trucks and tanks. Four of the equations are threat equations, and the other two are threat reduction equations. The data used to derive the equations was generated by two simulation methods. Initially, the data was generated by using a digital simulation model. Later some data was generated by physically transiting a representative field in which eggs were used as the detonation indicator. The physical simulations were initially conducted in order to validate and calibrate the equations derived from the digital computer simulations. The differences between the results were so significant for the personnel situation, that sufficient additional physical simulations were conducted in order that a new equation could be derived. The equations are considered to be applicable to Russian land minefields. Additional simulations, both digital and physical, were conducted at the request of the Marine Corps Landing Force Development Center in order to compare the Russian random minefields with pattern minefields representative of American mine warfare doctrines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MINEFIELDS, EFFECTIVENESS), LAND MINES, SIMULATION, EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, MONTE CARLO METHOD, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DATA, PERSONNEL, ARMORED VEHICLES, PASSENGER VEHICLES, TANKS (COMBAT VEHICLES).

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE