Accession Number : ADA115507

Title :   Two Penetration Models Featuring Bomber Defense Missiles against an AWACS Air Defense.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Riecks,Richard C

PDF Url : ADA115507

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : Two models were developed for evaluation of bomber defense missiles as penetration aids to bombers carrying cruise missiles. The defense consisted of a forward-based AWACS controlling airborne interceptors. Both models utilize a corridor concept with a single AWACS. One of the models is a simulation using the Q-GERT computer language; penetrators and interceptors wait in 'queues' to be paired by the AWACS 'server' for interceptor attempts. The second model is a stochastic analytic approach recursively estimating a separate survival probability for each successive bomber to enter the corridor. This probability reflects delays between intercepts due to fighter attrition. Both models estimate the numbers of bombers surviving, cruise missiles launched and cruise missiles surviving. The models yielded similar results for 24 different cases. The thesis models represent the effects of fighter attrition, BDM depletion and payload tradeoffs in greater detail than do other similar models. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Airborne warning and control system, *Command and control systems, *Jet fighters, *Guided missiles, *Penetration, *Computerized simulation, Aircraft defense systems, Interceptors, Bomber aircraft, Forward areas, Deployment, Survival(General), Attrition, Kill probabilities, Scenarios, Computer programs, Flight paths, Weapon delivery, Aerial warfare, Air launched, Cruise missiles, Trade off analysis, Tactical warfare, Electronic aircraft, Theses

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Computer Programming and Software
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE