Accession Number : ADA244207

Title :   TPS Technology Innovations Study. Supplement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : APPLIED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL VIRGINIA BEACH VA APPLIED RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, David

Report Date : 26 NOV 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to evaluate Computer Aided Engineering (CAE software tools and their application to the Designated Government Acceptance Representative(DGAR) acceptance process. The report discusses the final evaluation results for the CAE study. The focus of the report covers the general methodology for the application of CAE software to the DGAR contract deliverable acceptance process. The CAE application approach is to perform circuit and fault simulations to generate the required technical data in order for the DGAR to technically judge the contractors test program quality. The report concludes that the level of effort to generate technical facts with which to verify the contractor's TPS product was not cost competitive with traditional verification methods. The level of effort to build a circuit simulation model for TPS maintenance, TPS development, and life cycle support cost purposes is extremely cost effective.

Descriptors :   ACCEPTABILITY, CIRCUITS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONTRACTORS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, FAULTS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, METHODOLOGY, MODELS, QUALITY, SIMULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, VERIFICATION.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE