Accession Number : AD0764117

Title :   An Analysis of Adjustment Procedures for Grenade Launchers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Barr,Donald R.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A situation is considered in which a grenade launcher fires at a target, observes the projectile impact, adjusts the point of aim, fires a second round, adjusts, fires, and so on. A model is developed, based on the assumptions of normal ballistics, perfect observation of impacts, adjustments without error, and a unimodal target destruction function. The problem is to determine optimal adjustments, in order to maximize the probability of target destruction within a given number of rounds. It is shown that seemingly different adjustment procedures are equivalent, if viewed in appropriate coordinate systems. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*RIFLE GRENADE LAUNCHERS, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS), PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, MISS DISTANCE, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, RANDOM VARIABLES, KILL PROBABILITIES, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE