Accession Number : ADA119870

Title :   Prospective Research and Development Areas for U.S. Cruise and Ballistic Missile Guidance Updating Systems,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Conrow,Edmund H

PDF Url : ADA119870

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Given the need for high accuracy strategic missiles, it is reasonable to ask what potential operational payoffs may exist for improving these systems (and developing others), and where should Research and Development (R&D) funding be channeled to permit Preplanned Product Improvement (P3I) or the introduction of advanced systems. The purpose of this paper is to discuss potential R&D funding areas which can improve the effectiveness of map-matching guidance updating systems. As such, it represents an initial attempt in this field to examine the components of these systems, and to provide estimates of their potential payoff, technical risk, and required funding levels.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE SIMULATORS, *GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, CRUISE MISSILES, GUIDANCE, ACCURACY, SIMULATION, MODELS, TRAJECTORIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, DECISION MAKING, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, TEST FACILITIES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE