Accession Number : ADA113677

Title :   Demonstration of the Subjective Transfer Function Approach Applied to Air-Force-Wide Mission Area Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Veit,Clairice T ; Callero,Monti ; Rose,Barbara J

PDF Url : ADA113677

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : This note describes an application of the subjective transfer function (STF) approach to complex system analysis to an Air-Force-Wide Mission Area Analysis (AFWMAA) problem domain. Following a short description of the background that led up to the research and an overview of the STF approach, the authors discuss how the STF approach was applied to the AFWMAA problem domain of immediate targeting for battlefield air interdiction in the tactical command and control mission area. That section includes: the hypothesized structure of the problem domain: how the judgment data were gathered; the judgment models entertained as STFs to explain how the components comprising the structure affect judged outcomes; how the data were analyzed to provide information about the appropriateness of the hypothesized structure and the appropriate STFs for functionally linking the components of the structure; and how resulting STFs would be used to assess the capabilities of alternative command and control systems. Finally, the significant features of the STF approach are described and a brief summary is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, *TRANSFER FUNCTIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CONTROL THEORY, AIR FORCE PLANNING, MISSIONS, TARGETING, AREA DENIAL, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, STATISTICAL DECISION THEORY, BATTLEFIELDS, INTERDICTION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Statistics and Probability
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE