Accession Number : ADA320349

Title :   A Time-Discrete Vulnerability/Lethality (V/L) Process Structure.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 94-Oct 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Ruth, Brian G. ; Hanes, Phillip J.

PDF Url : ADA320349

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : All real world military systems active within a battlefield can be considered dynamical systems, which are constantly changing or varying in terms of their descriptive parameters, such as position, velocity, field strength, and so on. In this report, a variation on the established Vulnerability/Lethality (V/L) Taxonomy is introduced, which could be used as an architecture for the integrated survivability, lethality, and vulnerability (SLV) analysis of a dynamic military system exposed to the full spectrum of battlefield threats, where the threats can be applied stochastically as a function of time. This methodology basically involves the introduction of a time axis orthogonal to the process flow within the current V/L process structure. The overall architecture of the new structure is first presented; then, each element within the architecture is examined in greater detail. Finally, an example application using the new structure to analyze a battlefield system is described.

Descriptors :   *SURVIVABILITY, *VULNERABILITY, *ARMY EQUIPMENT, *LETHALITY, *APPLIED MATHEMATICS, *TAXONOMY, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, THREATS, BATTLEFIELDS, DYNAMICS, PARAMETERS, TIME, SPECTRA, FIELD INTENSITY.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE