Considerations for Survivability Mapping of Obscurant Effects.

Report No. ARL-TN-169
Authors: James F. Nealon.
Date/Pages: September 2000; 22 pages
Abstract: Obscurant effects were not described in sufficient detail in the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD) vulnerability/lethality (VL) taxonomy. There were shortcomings in coupling the obscurant effects to target engagement, missile flyout, and probability of hit (Ph) that surfaced during modeling for the Improved Bradley Acquisition System (IBAS). This report describes the methodology used to fix these shortcomings. Obscurant effects are described and are related to effects on target engagement and hit. The report concludes with a set of logical steps and procedures to implement this methodology in a larger VL framework.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2000