Accession Number : AD0709148

Title :   A FIRST APPLICATION OF CLUSTERING PROCEDURES TO FLEET MATERIAL CONDITION MEASUREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C PROGRAM IN LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Solomon,Henry

Report Date : 16 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The objective of the paper is to provide an independent evaluation of the nature and interpretation of ships' physical condition data generated by the USN Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). The substantive context is the classification of ships in terms of material condition and/or readiness based on scores pertaining to individual line elements within each ship. In order to account for multi-dimensional measures of each ship, clustering procedures are employed to evaluate existing ship classification systems and to indicate other possibilities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHIPS, VISUAL INSPECTION), (*MATERIALS, STATISTICAL DATA), DATA PROCESSING, FACTOR ANALYSIS, CLASSIFICATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMBAT READINESS, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE