Accession Number : ADD009549

Title :   Tactical Nuclear Slide Rule for a Plurality of Environments.

Descriptive Note : Patent,


Personal Author(s) : Kelley,Clair S

Report Date : 12 Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A calculational aid is provided, in the form of a slide rule, to facilitate calculation of probable damage inflicted by a nuclear detonation. The particular apparatus permits calculation of any or more of several damage-causing environments induced by nuclear detonations, and the consequential probability of damage resulting from such a detonation caused by the particularly calculated environment. Appropriate scales, properly spaced in particular relationships, are provided on a slide rule, thus providing a means for performing the calculational functions described above. Each of the possible environment-related damage calculations utilizes five parameters, and the present invention provides an apparatus for determining any of the five parameters once the other four are known. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Computations, *Manual operation, *Calculators, *Tactical warfare, *Nuclear explosion damage, Probability, Environments, Detonations, Functions(Mathematics), Inventions

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE