Accession Number : AD0761476

Title :   An Analysis of Hit Probabilities of a TPQ System and a Comparison of the TPQ-10 and TPQ-27 Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : O'Leary,Ronald Neil ; Petersen,Kenneth Burton

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 306

Abstract : The probability of hitting a target of radius 'r' with 'b' bombs is calculated and tabled for given values of CEP of a TPQ system. For each CEP, 'r' varies from 10 to 100 meters and 'b' varies from 1 to 6, 10, or 20 depending on the bomb load. These probabilities are compared graphically to analyze the difference in hit probabilities for different drop release modes (single, cluster and ripple), different target sizes, and different target location errors. Three TPQ-10's and three, two and one TPQ-27 are operated in a computer model of a Marine Amphibious Force operation, statistics are gathered on the number of targets hit with each system and their relative effectiveness is compared. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*RADAR BOMBING, ACCURACY), (*CLOSE SUPPORT, RADAR BOMBING), CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, BOMB CLUSTERS, BOMB TRAJECTORIES, PRECISION BOMBING, PROBABILITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES, NIGHT WARFARE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE