Accession Number : AD0858783

Title :   Probability Distributions of Random Variables Associated with the Destruction of Targets Selected at Random.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Reed, Frank C.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The report considers the problem of attacking a target complex when weapons are assigned to targets at random. The number of weapons required to kill a prescribed number of targets and the number of targets killed when a fixed number of weapons is used are the random variables of prime concern. The report includes vulnerability of the weapon and its delivery platform and the effect of decoys in the target area. Procedures for selecting the optimal number of weapons to use are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL OPERATIONS, TACTICAL WARFARE), (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, KILL PROBABILITIES), STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, TARGETS, DEPLOYMENT, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, VULNERABILITY, DECOYS, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE