Accession Number : AD0724771

Title :   Estimating Accuracy Parameters of Rapid-Fire Guns,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA OPERATIONS EVALUATION GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Bram,Joseph

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : To model an engagement involving rapid-fire guns implies the capability of supplying good estimates for the input parameters. Recent simulation studies by O.K. Bingham have exhibited enormous variability in the estimates calculated from samples of impact data. In this paper, the fundamental reasons for these large variances are brought out; new estimates (formulas) with moderate variances are derived; lower limits for the variances are established; and the important parameters, aiming error variance and the round-to-round correlation of the aiming error, are shown to be impossible to estimate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, PREDICTIONS), (*MACHINE GUNS, ACCURACY), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MISS DISTANCE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, IMPACT PREDICTION, ERRORS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE