Accession Number : AD0705107

Title :   THREAT ORDERING CRITERIA AND EVALUATION FOR AN ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Palmer,Paul Carr , Jr

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : The paper is concerned with those criteria by which enemy ballistic missiles are threat ordered. A questionnaire was sent to Army Air Defense Officers at two senior service schools to elicit their opinions. The questionnaires were analyzed using Kendall's coefficient of concordance. Relative weights were determined for each criteria. A linear model was developed using selected criterion and their relative weights. The number of interceptors was fixed. A sample problem shows how one might use the linear model to determine which ballistic missile to engage first. The number of interceptors to be fired at a threat is discussed and a simple non-linear program is formulated where the number of interceptors can vary. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE COUNTERMEASURES), (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THREAT EVALUATION), INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, LAUNCHING SITES, TARGET ACQUISITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, KILL PROBABILITIES, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE