
Accession Number : AD0757046
Title : The Probability Distribution of the Number of Targets Hit Under Successive Firings.
Descriptive Note : Project strike document,
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA NAVAL WARFARE ANALYSIS GROUP
Personal Author(s) : Isaacs,R.
Report Date : 31 OCT 1963
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : A mathematical development is presented which answers two questions concerning the probablistic outcomes of a succession of weapons (bombs) aimed at some complex of targets. Given a set of k targets and the probabilities that each is hit by a single bomb, as well as the probability of a miss, what are the probabilities of destroying 0, 1, 2, ..., k targets when n bombs attack. A target is supposed destroyed when hit by at least one bomb, and the same, but there is now a positive probability that a pair of targets may be destroyed by a single bomb. (Author)
Descriptors : (*PRECISION BOMBING, *KILL PROBABILITIES), RANDOM VARIABLES, SET THEORY, THEOREMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE