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Measuring Ballistic Dispersion for the Purpose of Ammunition Quality Assurance

  • W. J. Hurley
  • Jack Brimberg
  • Andrey Pavlov
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Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 113)

Abstract

There are a variety of measures of ballistic dispersion. We examine which is best in the context of quality assurance for ammunition. It has been shown that the measure of ballistic dispersion currently used by the US and Canadian militaries for the purpose of ammunition quality assurance is not the most powerful in the case where the fall of shot follows a circular normal distribution. Here we consider the more general case of a general bivariate normal with unequal component variances.

Keywords

Ballistic dispersion Ammunition Quality assurance testing Bivariate normal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Hurley
    • 1
  • Jack Brimberg
    • 1
  • Andrey Pavlov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceRoyal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada

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