Accession Number : AD0721545

Title :   An Approximation to Offset Circle Probabilities.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Wrockloff,George Edmund , III

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : If a weapon system is fired at a circular target and the impact point is distributed as a bivariate normal random variable, it is not particularly difficult to determine hit probability if the expected impact point is at target center. If, for some reason, the expected impact point is offset, the problem of determining hit probabilities becomes quite complex. Herein is developed a method to approximate such a hit probability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL GUNNERY, KILL PROBABILITIES), ACCURACY, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, BESSEL FUNCTIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE