Accession Number : ADA188036

Title :   A Study of User Acceptability of the Air Force Communications-Electronics (C-E) System of VAMOSC.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DESMATICS INC STATE COLLEGE PA

PDF Url : ADA188036

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : The study had five primary goals: 1. to identify potential users of the C-E (Communications Electronics); 2. to inform them about the type of cost information which the C-E system is designed to provide; 3. to determine the usefulness of the current system products; 4. to gather user ideas for improvements to the C-E system and its products. To obtain information about the anticipated use of COSTCASTER, a cost-prediction and trade-off model for Air Force ground C-E equipment. It must be stressed, however, that in order for the C-E system to be helpful in practice, as well as in theory, it must produce output products which provide accurate and complete cost information. Unfortunately, the system was placed in operation while it still contained significant defects. Although corrections to a number of those defects have been specified, they do not include the most significant ones. These involve deficient depot and base-level maintenance input data. The Office of VAMOSC has decided, therefore, to suspend operation of the C-E system. Thus, the survey results are currently moot. However, should the decision be reversed in the future, the information obtained through this survey should prove of value to the Office of VAMOSC in assessing the usefulness of the C-E system products and possible modifications that should be made to those products.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, *COST ANALYSIS, *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ACCEPTABILITY, AIR FORCE, OUTPUT, SUPPLY DEPOTS, SURVEYS, USER NEEDS, VAMOSC

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE