Accession Number : AD0781992

Title :   User's Guide for a Monte - Carlo Point Target Terminal Homing Simulation Program.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GUIDANCE AND CONTROL DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Taylor,D. S. ; Lee,A. W. , Jr. ; Lewis,C. L.

Report Date : 20 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 305

Abstract : The report documents a newly developed all-digital, six degree of freedom point target laser guidance Monte - Carlo miss distance simulation program. It is modularly constructed to facilitate adaptation of the program to reflect changing hardware components, different levels of environment modeling detail, etc. The Monte - Carlo approach to statistical miss distance analysis was chosen because a realistic model can be employed (in particular, a linear model is not required) because error coupling is inherently included, and because confidence intervals can be readily calculated. Eight random error sources relating to laser point target guidance are modeled in the program. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *TARGETS, *LASER GUIDANCE, *TERMINAL HOMING, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MISS DISTANCE, CIRCULAR ERROR PROBABLE, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, PROPORTIONAL NAVIGATION, MONTE CARLO METHOD, DIGITAL SIMULATION, FORTRAN, USER NEEDS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE