Accession Number : AD0860230

Title :   SEDS: System Effectiveness Data System, Volume I. Management, Analysis, and Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 68-31 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Du Bois, N. S. D Andrea, Jr. ; Ostrofsky, B. ; Arnold, T. S.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 319

Abstract : The problem of providing the Department of Defense with the ability to monitor weapon system evaluation and/or support activity with an 'in house' data analysis capability supported by a set of automated computer programs and analytical techniques is the subject of this report. The approach used in resolving the problem is based on the concept of a 'single thread data system' with consistent data elements, definitions and analytical techniques capable of providing management data products throughout the life cycle of weapon systems. The result of the research and development effort is the System Effectiveness Data System (SEDS) described in the two volumes of this report. Volume I identifies each of the data products developed. The presentation gives a management type justification for the development of each data product, the relevant mathematical analysis, the data element requirements, and a general description of the computer programs required for each data product. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, *MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, MAINTENANCE, MAINTAINABILITY, RELIABILITY, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), PREDICTIONS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, LOGISTICS, MISSION PROFILES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, DATA PROCESSING, FLOW CHARTING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE