Average deployments versus missile and defender parameters

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This report evaluates the average number of reentry vehicles (RVs) that could be deployed successfully as a function of missile burn time, RV deployment times, and the number of space-based interceptors (SBIs) in defensive constellations. Leakage estimates of boost-phase kinetic-energy defenses as functions of launch parameters and defensive constellation size agree with integral predictions of near-exact calculations for constellation sizing. The calculations discussed here test more detailed aspects of the interaction. They indicate that SBIs can efficiently remove about 50% of the RVs from a heavy missile attack. The next 30% can removed with two-fold less effectiveness. The next 10% ... continued below

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Canavan, G.H. March 1, 1991.

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This report evaluates the average number of reentry vehicles (RVs) that could be deployed successfully as a function of missile burn time, RV deployment times, and the number of space-based interceptors (SBIs) in defensive constellations. Leakage estimates of boost-phase kinetic-energy defenses as functions of launch parameters and defensive constellation size agree with integral predictions of near-exact calculations for constellation sizing. The calculations discussed here test more detailed aspects of the interaction. They indicate that SBIs can efficiently remove about 50% of the RVs from a heavy missile attack. The next 30% can removed with two-fold less effectiveness. The next 10% could double constellation sizes. 5 refs., 7 figs.

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  • Other: DE92003989
  • Report No.: LA-11856-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/6109704 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6109704
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1114200

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Canavan, G.H. Average deployments versus missile and defender parameters, report, March 1, 1991; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1114200/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.