Accession Number : AD0703485

Title :   WEAPON PATTERN EFFECTIVENESS I. OEG COMPUTER PROGRAM 17-63P,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Westlung,G. A. ; Depoy,P. E.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A computer program is described which uses a Monte Carlo simulation to compute the probability of destroying a rectangular or line target with salvos, sticks or patterns of weapons. It is considered that the weapons are delivered with a bivariate normal aiming error and that the individual rounds are distributed with bivariate normal ballistic dispersions. The conditional kill probabilities of individual weapons are taken into account. Flow charts, a listing of the FORTRAN program and a sample problem are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL GUNNERY, TERMINAL BALLISTICS), (*TERMINAL BALLISTICS, AREA COVERAGE), (*KILL PROBABILITIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE