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dc.contributor.advisorBoger, D.C.
dc.contributor.authorArbel, Giora
dc.dateSep-92
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-29T23:38:01Z
dc.date.available2014-01-29T23:38:01Z
dc.date.issued1992-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38564
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the role of modern artillery as a defensive as well as offensive weapon- one which is capable of destroying targets and achieving an advantage on the battlefield rather than merely performing traditional tasks of attrition. The thesis demonstrates that the new capabilities can be attained. A new concept of artillery weapon system- the Trajectory Corrected Artillery Rocket system (TCAR)- is analyzed. Results show that this new artillery system, when it contains a cluster bomblet warhead, is very effective against infantry in an open area, with destruction levels of 50 to 90 percent. but it is not sufficiently effective against fortified and armored targets. However, when this system accommodates SFM (smart) submunitions, It proves effective against armored vehicles, with destruction levels of up to 70 percent. Simulation programs were developed which assessed damage levels on a variety of targets. A set of these targets was chosen for which a comparison analysis was made between the TCAR and two other well-known artillery systems: 155 mm gun and a free-flight artillery rocket system. Two parameters were tested: rate of kill and marginal cost. Results demonstrate the clear advantages of using TCAR over the other systems when accompanied by a cluster warhead. Furthermore, it was found that the TCAR is the currently preferred system suitable for SFM.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 91 p.: ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owneren_US
dc.titleEffectiveness and cost-effectiveness evaluation of an advanced artillery weapon systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderParry, S.H.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorTarget Damage Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.authorCluster Warheaden_US
dc.subject.authorTCARen_US
dc.subject.authorTrajectory-corrected artillery rocketen_US
dc.subject.authorSFMen_US
dc.subject.authorSensor Fuzed Munitionsen_US
dc.subject.authorArtillery Rocketen_US
dc.description.serviceIsrael Military Industries authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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