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dc.contributor.authorLucas, Thomas W.
dc.date2002
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-14T22:00:42Z
dc.date.available2020-07-14T22:00:42Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier.citationLucas, Thomas W. "Damage functions and estimates of fratricide and collateral damage." Naval Research Logistics (NRL) 50.4 (2003): 306-321.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/65152
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at https://doi.org/10.1002/nav.10057en_US
dc.description.abstractThere are multiple damage functions in the literature to estimate the probability that a single weapon detonation destroys a point target. This paper addresses differences in the tails of four of the more popular damage functions. These four cover the asymptotic tail behaviors of all monotonically decreasing damage functions with well-behaved hazard functions. The differences in estimates of probability of kill are quite dramatic for large aim-point offsets. This is particularly important when balancing the number of threats that can be engaged with the chances of fratricide and collateral damage. In general, analysts substituting one damage function for another may badly estimate kill probabilities in offset-aiming, which could result in poor doctrine.en_US
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.publisherWileyen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleDamage Functions and Estimates of Fratricide and Collateral Damageen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)en_US
dc.subject.authorsafe-distanceen_US
dc.subject.authordamage functionen_US
dc.subject.authorfratricideen_US
dc.subject.authorcollateral damageen_US
dc.subject.authorfiring theoryen_US
dc.subject.authoroffset-aimingen_US


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