Accession Number : AD0606926

Title :   A VUNERABILITY MODEL FOR WEAPON SITES WITH INTERDEPENDENT ELEMENTS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Firstman,Sidney I.

Report Date : 18 MAR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper describes a simple 'counting' model, employing overlays and probability-grids, which aids in the determination of the trade-off, measured in survival probability, between site dispersal and hardening for a weapon complex composed of several interdependent elements, separated by distances of less than two lethal radii. The survival-probability expressions are obtained through the use of Markov chains. An example of vulnerability estimation by the use of the model is included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, VULNERABILITY), (*SITE SELECTION, WEAPON SYSTEMS), (*MILITARY ENGINEERING, SITE SELECTION), MILITARY FACILITIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PROBABILITY, WARFARE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE