Accession Number : ADA192007

Title :   Designing Defense Systems; the Trade-Off Process.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Arnold, Wilbur V

PDF Url : ADA192007

Report Date : Nov 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : This monograph describes contemporary tools, talent, issues, and techniques applicable to designing defense products. The objectives are to provide insight for managers concerned with the design function and to provide designers with better understanding of the scope, tools, and issues involved. First considered is designing for the life cycle of the product. This relates designing for performance to designing for quality, reliability and maintainability, production, special systems requirements (e.g., system safety, human engineering, electromagnetic compatibility, contamination and corrosion control, survivability/vulnerability, hardware/software integration, operation and support) and cost. These individual technical functional designs and the interrelationships of performance, fitness for use over the life of the equipment, scheduled deliveries and budget constraints are discussed. Then, managing the design process is discussed followed by the state-of-the-art in design tools, talent, and computer aids for the task.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERS, CONTAMINATION, CORROSION INHIBITION, COSTS, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, INTEGRATION, LIFE CYCLES, MAINTAINABILITY, PRODUCTION, RELIABILITY, SURVIVABILITY, SYSTEM SAFETY, TOOLS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, VULNERABILITY, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, QUALITY, DESIGN TO COST

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE