NUCLEAR VS CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS EFFECTIVENESS COMPARISON

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6187
Amount: $49,697.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Nichols Research Corp
4040 S Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL, 35802
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 STEPHANIE R PATTY
 (205) 883-1140
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A METHODOLOGY/MODEL FOR THE CALCULATION OF LETHALITY EFFECTIVENESS EQUIVALENCY RELATIONSHIPS FOR AN EVALUATION SET OF SPECIFIC TACTICAL NUCLEAR, CONVENTIONAL UNITARY, AND ICM WEAPONS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE APPROACH WILL CONSIST OF SPECIFIC MODIFICATIONS TO AN EXISTING COMPUTER SIMULATION MODEL, THE NICHOLS RESEARCH CORPORATION WEAPONS EFFECTIVENESS SIMULATION (WES) MODEL, WHICH WILL UTILIZE INPUTS OF CHARACTERISTIC FUNCTION PARAMETERS DERIVED FROM DATA ON THE AVAILABLE PERTINENT PHYSICAL DAMAGE CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE ELEMENTS OF THE EVALUATION SET. MODIFICATIONS TO THE EXISTING MODEL WILL ALLOW EFFECTIVENESS CALCULATIONS FOR SELECTED TEST CASES WHICH INCLUDE VARIABLE TARGET COMPLEX GEOMETRIES AND NON-UNIFORM TARGET VALUE DENSITIES. FOR THESE SELECTED TEST CASES, THE NEW SIMULATION MODEL WILL BE USED TO PRODUCE AN EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TARGET AND COLLATERIAL DAMAGE. THE RESULTS OF THIS ANALYSIS WILL INCLUDE A DIRECT COMPARISON OF THE NUCLEAR AND CONVENTIONAL WEAPONS IN THE EVALUATION SET ON THE BASIS OF DAMAGE AND TARGET CHARACTERISTICS VERSUS LETHALITY EFFECTIVENESS.

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