Accession Number : AD0771917
Title : Computation of Random Paths for Moving Targets.
Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,
Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Shear,Ralph E.
Report Date : DEC 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : A method is presented for the computation of a random path of a moving vehicle. Each generated path consists of a collection of circular arcs and straight line segments and has a continuous first derivative at the join points. Each path is a random function depending upon piece-wise constant functions of three random variables, slope, radius of curvature and acceleration. The paths may be useful in the analysis of the trade-off between maneuverability and survivability and in the computation of lead error and other related studies. (Author)
Descriptors : *Moving targets, *Tanks(Combat vehicles), *Fire control systems, Equations of motion, Probability density functions, Numerical analysis, Computations
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Fire Control and Bombing Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE