Accession Number : AD0428867

Title :   SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS: CONCEPTS, AND ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES,

Corporate Author : ARINC RESEARCH CORP WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Balaban, Harold S. ; Costello, Donald L.

Report Date : JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A description is presented of concepts and techniques for evaluating system effectiveness, with emphasis on aircraft systems. The model framework for quantifying a probabilistic or expected-value figure of merit for effectiveness is given. This model framework is based on matrix representation of system-state probabilities, which are analyzed through the theory of Markov processes. Techniques for optimization are discussed. Several computer procedures and FORTRAN programs for system effectiveness evaluation are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, EFFECTIVENESS), OPTIMIZATION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, PROBABILITY, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, RELIABILITY, PROGRAMMING (COMPUTERS), COMPUTERS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE