Accession Number : AD0703254

Title :   THE OPTIMUM USE OF ANTIBALLISTIC MISSILES FOR POINT TARGET DEFENSE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Krumm,LeRoy George

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report is concerned with developing an optimal launching schedule for ABM's deployed for defense of a number of point targets, i.e. an ICBM complex. Let the attack occur in N stages with an offensive strategy of saturation. A dynamic programming model is developed for formulating the problem and a linear programming model is used in its solution. Equations are developed for determining the optimal number of ABM's to launch on each stage of the attack so as to maximize the expected number of silos surviving. Multivalued point target defense is discussed and formulated but no specific solutions are offered. The ABM system (including radars, computers, etc.) is not considered subject to attack. Some discussion of this aspect of the problem is offered. Single ABM launchings per re-entry vehicle are assumed. A test is developed to determine for what parameters single launchings are preferred over multiple launchings, under the assumptions of the attack. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAUNCHING SITES, VULNERABILITY), (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, DEPLOYMENT), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, REENTRY VEHICLES, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, DECOYS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, AREA COVERAGE, MILITARY STRATEGY, THESES

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE