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 IL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIV

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

PDF Url : AD0714647

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.

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

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE