Accession Number : ADA293812

Title :   Visage: Improving the Ballistic Vulnerability Modeling and Analysis Process.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Grimes, Brett F.

PDF Url : ADA293812

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 185

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis was to improve the process of modeling and analyzing ballistic vulnerability data. This was accomplished by addressing two of the more urgent needs of vulnerability analysts; the ability to display fault tree data and to edit target descriptions. A vulnerability data visualization program called VISAGE was modified to meet these needs. VISAGE was originally created to preview static shotline plots and subsequently grew into a full-featured visualization package for vulnerability target descriptions and analyses data. The next logical step in the programs evolution was to include the needed editing and fault tree display capabilities. The editing features were divided into basic and advanced categories. The basic editor allows users to manipulate parts at the lowest level of a target description. The advanced editor allows users to manipulate a target description at its highest levels. The display of fault tree data is a cutting edge feature, since, currently, no other vulnerability package can offer the same capability. The fault tree data is also linked to the target description geometry, so that users can view fault tree data dependencies. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *AIRCRAFT DETECTION, *TERMINAL BALLISTICS, *COMPUTER GRAPHICS, *ELECTRONIC COUNTERMEASURES, *FAULT TREE ANALYSIS, DATA BASES, USER MANUALS, AIRCRAFT, KILL PROBABILITIES, SURVIVABILITY, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, VULNERABILITY, AIRCRAFT SIGNATURES, THESES, COMPUTER FILES, MENU, HIT PROBABILITIES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Ballistics
      Aircraft
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE