Accession Number : ADP000618

Title :   A Mathematical Model for Assessment of Chemical Weapons Systems,

Corporate Author : EDGEWOOD ARSENAL ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Tyler,Joseph S.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper is concerned with the development of an analytical mathematical model, as opposed to a Monte Carlo or simulation model, that is applicable to the assessment of area coverage potential and casualty producing potential of chemical weapons systems. The model can be used to obtain probability functions that describe the distribution of doses, dosages and casualties over populated finite area targets resulting from attacks with toxic chemical weapons systems. Once the probability functions have been specified, then all relevant information associated with the area coverage potential and the casualty producing potential of a given chemical weapon system can be obtained from these functions.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *OPERATIONS RESEARCH, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, *AREA COVERAGE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE CASUALTIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE