Accession Number : AD0875837

Title :   MEMO: A Model for Evaluating Missile Observation Information,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Pipes, L. J.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The memorandum describes a mathematical model for processing and evaluating information obtained from observations of missile firings from silo complexes. The model, MEMO (Model for Evaluating Missile Observation information), was developed as an aid for investigating the empty-silo problem (sometimes referred to as the empty-hole problem). The empty-silo problem basically consists of determining a unique a posteriori probability distribution of residual missiles in a silo complex from which some missile launches have been observed. MEMO enables the simulation and investigation of these events as well as other aspects of the problem, e.g., cases involving noncircular errors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LAUNCHING SITES, *LAUNCHING, *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE SILOS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DISTRIBUTION, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, NUCLEAR WARFARE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE