Accession Number : ADA304383

Title :   The MAVEN Approximation Method within the MUVES Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 94-May 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Burdeshaw, Mark D.

PDF Url : ADA304383

Report Date : JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The Modular Air-System Vulnerability Estimation Network (MAVEN) is a stochastic, pointburst model for all classes of air targets to include fixed, and rotary-wing aircraft and missiles. MAVEN is an approximation method under the Modular UNix-based Vulnerability Estimation Suite (MUVES) and follows the Ballistic Vulnerability/Lethality Division (BVLD) Vulnerability/Lethality (VIL) process structure. MAVEN is intended to be used during all phases of the acquisition life cycle, from research and development through test and evaluation and fielding. The purpose of this report is to describe the initial version of MAVEN which models armor-piercing (AP) and armor-piercing incendiary (API) munitions.

Descriptors :   *VULNERABILITY, *LETHALITY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ALGORITHMS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, KILL PROBABILITIES, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, ESTIMATES, PENETRATION, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), FAULT TREES, THREAT EVALUATION, AERIAL TARGETS, GUIDED MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INCENDIARY AMMUNITION, FIXED WING AIRCRAFT, RAY TRACING, ARMOR PIERCING AMMUNITION, ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT, HIGH EXPLOSIVES, AIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, HIT PROBABILITIES.

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE