Accession Number : ADP001769

Title :   A Statistical Approach to Conventional Weapons Experimentation,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO ENGINEERING RESEARCH INST ALBUQUERQUE

Personal Author(s) : Carson,James M.

Report Date : MAY 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A statistically based strategy of experimentation has been applied to the Air Force Weapons Laboratory's Conventional High Explosive Blast and Shock test series. The basis of this design and analysis method is reviewed. The purpose of the procedure is the measurement of the various experimental variances and the development of design curves that include confidence bands. Application of the statistical design of experiments impacts the areas of test design, cost, instrumentation layout, instrumentation performance evaluation, and data and parameter analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Weapons effects, *Explosion effects, *Ground shock, *Statistical analysis, High explosives, Statistical processes, Parametric analysis, Factor analysis, Measurement, Analysis of variance, Test methods, Experimental design, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE