Accession Number : ADA130323

Title :   Blast and Shock Field Test Management.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT DIV LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Noble,Michael L

PDF Url : ADA130323

Report Date : 29 Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Matrix management functions as the principal field test management technique. The key is integrating the functional technology areas and a field test support organization. The Blast and Shock Field Test Management structure for ballistic missile acquistions system's test integrator role has changed responsively among several different organizations and site operating locations. However, management's logic plan for accomplishing a multi-participant field test has basically remained constant. The program's flow for the performance of a field test is directed from the system's program manager through major decision points, with select developmental milestones. Blast and Shock field test provides a direct statement, through the exercising of the system's Nuclear Hardness and Survivability (NH&S) capability, in meeting select decision point needs. A test integrator (test director) is the responsible agent in the management of any Blast and Shock field test program. The central thrust of the discussion is to present the Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Civil Engineering Division's (AFWAL/NTE) integrative (matrix) structure with its test planning and operating elements.

Descriptors :   *Test methods, Structures, Blast, Shock(Mechanics), Test facilities, Air Force facilities, Management, Military planning

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE