Accession Number : ADA117351

Title :   Munition Expenditure Model Verification: KWIK Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Conference paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND WSMR NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Cohn,Stephen L ; Pena,Ricardo

PDF Url : ADA117351

Report Date : 18 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The threat imposed by the Soviet bloc tank forces requires that ground level obscuration, for both offensive and defensive planning, must receive the most thorough research and development efforts. The possibility of reducing costs for munition expenditures further dictates pursuit of more efficient mechanisms for obtaining obscuration objectives. A deficiency exits in the case of military smokes for which the actual obscuration has not been reliably predicted or verified, especially over short time intervals. This deficiency has made it impossible to evaluate KWIK, a munition expenditure model, in all categories of performance without obtaining additional data. In order to verify the munition expenditure predictions of the KWIK model, an evaluation plan consisting of three phases was devised by Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory (ASL). This paper deals only with Phase I, an effectiveness evaluation test for visible wavelengths.

Descriptors :   *Smoke screens, *Water vapor, *Dispersing, Computerized simulation, Computer program verification, Meteorological data, Obscuration, Aerosols, Light transmission, Visibility, Turbulent diffusion, Wind, Targeting, Resource management, Ammunition, Predictions

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE