Accession Number : ADA115181

Title :   Long Range Logistics Planning for VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) Components.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Reed,Ronald Passmore

PDF Url : ADA115181

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The Department of Defense is stimulating the research and development of vastly more complex and capable microelectronics to produce advance, militarized components in a timely and affordable manner. Through a six-year tri-service VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuit) Program that began in 1979, it will develop a radically new technology base for low cost, high throughput integrated circuits. Approaching a systems-on-a-chip capability, these high density circuits will require much less power and space, but will yield far more reliability and performance. Because high technology developments have historically demonstrated less than optimum systems' readiness/availability due to degradations in logistics support, human factors and quality assurance, there has never been such an auspicious opportunity to realize the synergistic effects of integrated logistics planning on the implementation of VHSIC technology in weapons' design. This thesis explores that possibility and recommends specific actions for effective weapons systems' management. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Integrated circuits, *Logistics planning, *Weapon systems, *Research management, Microelectronics, Logistics support, Military applications, Operational readiness, Optimization, Low costs, High rate, Chips(Electronics), Logistics management, Systems approach, Systems engineering, Human factors engineering, Performance(Engineering), Life cycle costs, Theses

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE