Accession Number : ADA297405

Title :   Methodology Development for Characterizing Worldwide Background Conditions Relative to Smart Munitions.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Graves, Mark R.

PDF Url : ADA297405

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Testing and evaluation of smart munitions have demonstrated that they are highly sensitive to variations in back. ground conditions. Terrain and weather variables comprising background conditions must therefore be included as factors in the generation of Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manuals (JMEM). The goal of this study, sponsored by the Joint Technical Coordinating Group/Munitions Effectiveness (JCTG/ME) Smart Munitions Working Group, was to develop a procedure for characterizing the set of worldwide background conditions which must be represented in the development of JMEM lookup tables. This report documents the test of a multivariate analysis of a global eco- systems database as a candidate environmental classification technique. Preliminary results.are promising, although questions related to resolution, suitability of chosen parameters, and number of required classes need to be addressed in further work. (kar) p. 57

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, *AMMUNITION, *SMART WEAPONS, DATA BASES, GROUND LEVEL, METHODOLOGY, GLOBAL, ENVIRONMENTS, WEATHER, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, TERRAIN, VARIABLES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, CLASSIFICATION, BACKGROUND, MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE