Accession Number : AD0728850

Title :   Missile System Performance Parameter Optimization Model.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV RICHMOND DEPT OF BIOMETRY

Personal Author(s) : Myers,Raymond H.

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to develop the theory associated with a Missile System Performance Parameter Optimization Model. A dual response surface system is assumed and the theoretical framework is developed for arriving at 'optimum conditions on a set of independent variables. The approach is to find conditions which maximize a 'primary response' subject to the constraint that a 'secondary response' takes on some specified or desirable value. An algorithm is outlined whereby a user can generate simple two dimensional plots to determine the conditions of constrained maximum primary response subject to the secondary response taking on any value he wishes. He, thus, is able to reduce to simple plotting the complex task of exploring the dual response system. In certain situations it becomes necessary to apply a double constraint, the second being that the located operating conditions be a certain 'distance' from the origin of the independent variables, (or the center of the experimental design). The procedure applies to optimizing in cases where it is desirable to employ two measures of effectiveness, cost often being the prime candidate for the secondary response and a single measure of performance as the primary response. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILES, OPTIMIZATION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), EXPERIMENTAL DATA, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE