Accession Number : AD0886548

Title :   Prediction of Target Casualties from Minefield Penetration Using Markov Processes.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Haberman,J. R.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : The theory of Markov processes, a branch of probability theory, is used in this publication for the prediction of target casualties resulting from minefield penetration by unfriendly forces. The mathematical models an computer programming in this report are valid for a wide range of applications. The computer programs in this publication calculate the probability density function for the number of targets surviving a breach attempt; also the mean number of surviving targets is calculated. For specialized applications these programs can be used to the greatest advantage by altering them slightly to yield the type of output needed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MINE WARFARE, KILL PROBABILITIES), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), PROBABILITY DENSITY FUNCTIONS, CASUALTIES, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), COUNTERMEASURES, CURVE FITTING, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE