Accession Number : AD0753806

Title :   A Runway Interdiction Program.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA

Personal Author(s) : Jarnagin,Milton P. , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : Computer programs are described for computing the single run interdiction probability, and also the expected or average number of runs or sorties necessary to interdict or render useless a rectangular enemy airfield, which is subjected to bombing runs under assigned conditions. The airfield or runway is considered interdicted if the bombing attack leaves no undamaged subrectangle of specified dimensions, with sides parallel to those of the runway, and denoted as a minimum usable airstrip. The attack consists of N bombs (N an assigned integer) with specified aim points in a rectangular coordinate system, and subject to random normal aiming errors and ballistic dispersions with assigned standard deviations in range and deflection. Simulation or Monte Carlo methods are used throughout, inasmuch as a theoretical study included in the report indicates that exact calculations by deterministic methods would be prohibitively time-consuming on the fastest existing computers. Confidence limits for all results are computed by the programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUNWAYS, TACTICAL BOMBING), (*TACTICAL BOMBING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, RANDOM VARIABLES, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MONTE CARLO METHOD

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE