Computation of weapons systems effectiveness
Neo, Yong Shern
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The main objective of the thesis is to develop an unclassified MATLAB-based Weapons Systems Effectiveness program with user-friendly Excel-based Graphical User Interface to evaluate the effectiveness of Air-to-Surface (AS) and Surface-to-Surface (SS) weapons. The program allows users to compute the effectiveness of their weapons based on the initial release/firing condition for both AS and SS weapons. The effectiveness is determined by predicting the probability of success of damaging or incapacitating the target. The program also allows the calculation of the trajectory of unguided AS weapons and the computation of the weapon accuracy of AS weapons. The main functionality provided by the program includes computing the weapon effectiveness of single release of weapons against unitary and area targets, stick deliveries, cluster munitions and projectiles for AS weapons, as well as direct and indirect SS weapons. The entire program is modeled on the theory detailed in M. R. Driels textbook, Weaponeering Conventional Weapon System Effectiveness, published in 2013 by the AIAA.
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