Accession Number : ADA185234

Title :   Design of a Decision Support System for the Dynamic Retasking of Air Interdiction Assets.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Schoeck, James A

PDF Url : ADA185234

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 203

Abstract : This study investigated the design of a decision support system (DSS) for the dynamic retasking of air interdiction assets. The study focused on using a decision support methodology to identify system requirements for using the vast amount of information presently available to the Allied Tactical Operations Centers in NATO for the command and control of air interdiction assets. Encompassing an overall framework of concept mapping and feature charts, this study used the Representations, Operations, Memory Aids, and Control Mechanisms approach developed by Sprague and Carlson to design the DSS. By using the DSS design theories, this study produced a statement of requirements for the command and control functions and processes of future aircraft weapon systems and intelligence capabilities. The use of DSS to attempt to solve large, difficult to define problems involving complex internal interactions in rapidly changing environments is one of the major advantages of using the DSS methodology. Defining system requirements cheaply and quickly before weapon systems begin to drive doctrinal procedures and before technology dictates where the tactical advantage should be exploited is yet another important reason for using this DSS methodology. (Author)

Descriptors :   *INTERDICTION, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERIAL WARFARE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE, PROBLEM SOLVING, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE