penetration probability

penetration probability

[‚pen·ə′trā·shən ‚präb·ə‚bil·əd·ē]
(quantum mechanics)
The probability that a particle will pass through a potential barrier, that is, through a finite region in which the particle's potential energy is greater than its total energy. Also known as transmission coefficient.
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(2) For given affordable BMs penetration probability (or expected kill probability), cooperation between different missile defense weapons may reduce the expected resources consumption and provide an efficient way of using interceptors.
Wang, "Calculation of penetration probability of a target for a multi-line defense system," Systems Engineering and Electronics, vol.
In FSCBG the penetration probability is defined as the probability that a droplet traveling along its trajectory will penetrate a typical single-tree envelope.