Accession Number : ADA141815
Title : The Effect of Component Redundancy upon Aircraft Combat Survivability.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
Personal Author(s) : Kangalos,A J
PDF Url : ADA141815
Report Date : Dec 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 63
Abstract : Aircraft combat survivability has developed into a discipline of its own. This thesis presents a brief overview of the two integral parts of survivability, susceptibility and vulnerability. It examines the probability of an aircraft being killed given a single shot fired by the enemy. It further examines the redundancy of critical components and the effect redundancy has on the probability of kill of the aircraft. Several numerical examples are given. The thesis also examines the Antiaircraft Artillery Simulation Computer Program, and the modifications required in order to introduce component redundancy into it are developed.
Descriptors : *Military aircraft, *Kill probabilities, Gunfire, Vulnerability, Mechanical components, Parts, Redundancy, Redundant components, Statistical analysis, Theses
Subject Categories : Aircraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE