Accession Number : ADA119387

Title :   TRAIL: A Ship-Trailing Model,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL STUDIES GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Mizrahi,Maurice M

PDF Url : ADA119387

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : This Research Contribution describes a methodology for assessing enemy ability to trail friendly ships at sea. It consists of four parts. The first part treats the search for a lost quarry by shipborne helicopter or long-range reconnaissance aircraft. The second describes a Markov model yielding the fraction of time the ship is free of trail. The third part estimates enemy aircraft requirements to achieve specific search results. The last part presents and documents an APL program, TRAIL, that performs all required calculations. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Surveillance, *Ships, *Aerial reconnaissance, Reconnaissance aircraft, Searching, Computer programs, Markov processes, Theory, Military force levels, Deployment, Optimization, Mathematical models, Computer aided diagnosis

Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Statistics and Probability
      Marine Engineering
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE