Accession Number : AD0714647

Title :   On the Kinematic Probability of Terminal Ballistics with Initial Dispersion.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Hung,H. M. ; Wong,J. T.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The terminal ballistic dispersion of a non-rotational, small-caliber weapon system is obtained on a priori knowledge of the initial dispersion induced by the weapon system proper. The study considers a dynamic system whose behavior is governed by a system of differential equations having probabilistic initial conditions. The behavior of the system, in terms of the kinematic probability, is then determined as a function of time and spatial variables. Subsequently, in contrast to the customary method in the evaluation of weapon system effectiveness, a measure of effectiveness - probability of hit - is obtained as a function of initial dispersion. Also, numerical examples as well as discussion of the results are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL BALLISTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), (*SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION, EFFECTIVENESS), KINEMATICS, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE