Accession Number : AD0721547

Title :   A Ballistic Missile Defense Model for Urban Targets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shumate,Kenneth Charles

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : This thesis presents a ballistic missile defense allocation model for the terminal defense of urban targets of varied value. The model allocates interceptors in proportion to the value of targets. Defensive missiles have a probability of interception, offensive re-entry vehicles are perfect, and the offense knows both the defensive allocation and firing doctrine. The area defended by a single interceptor farm is considered to be a point target and can be defended by no other interceptors. For any value of the offensive payoff in expected value per re-entry vehicle, the model determines the least cost minimax allocation and firing doctrine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TERMINAL DEFENSE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*URBAN AREAS, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS), DEPLOYMENT, KILL PROBABILITIES, REENTRY VEHICLES, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, MINIMAX TECHNIQUE, GAME THEORY, THESES

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE