Accession Number : ADA140475

Title :   Optimization of Artificial Dispersion in Salvo Firing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kisi,T

PDF Url : ADA140475

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : In salvo firing, the smallest ballistic dispersion is not always most desirable. Deliberate increase of the ballistic dispersion can improve the probability of destroying the target. Our concern in this dissertation is the optimization of such 'artificial' dispersion in two-dimensional salvo models. In some cases no closed form solution is available, but we are able to offer efficient methods for the computation or approximation of the salvo kill probability. In other cases we are able to derive approximate formulae for the optimal ballistic dispersion. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Salvos, *Kill probabilities, Dispersions, Terminal ballistics, General purpose bombs, Aiming, Errors, Miss distance, Theses, Surface targets, Optimization

Subject Categories : Aerial Bombs
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE