Accession Number : ADP002965

Title :   Algorithm for Calculating Unit Separation Distances,


Personal Author(s) : Geipe,T. M. ; Michalowicz,J. V.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Battlefield units adjacent to a targeted unit must maintain some separation distance to avoid collateral damage. A tabular algorithm for determining such separation distances based on unit damage criteria and weapon delivery errors for several confidence levels is presented. The algorithm depends on a numerical technique for integrating a two-dimensional weapon burst distribution function over some base region and an iterative technique to obtain separation distances given other known parameters. The use of these numerical techniques is discussed along with several current applications of the algorithm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Survivability, Distribution functions, Algorithms, Separation, Range(Distance), Battlefields, Nuclear explosion damage, Tactical warfare, Targeting, Errors, Weapon delivery, Spatial distribution, Confidence level, Iterations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE