Accession Number : ADA307660

Title :   Interim Experiment Design Model for Verification and Validation of Training Simulators.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s) : Hill, Christopher M.

PDF Url : ADA307660

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : This study centers on the use of interim experimentation for verification and validation of training simulators. The first portion of the study focuses on the development of a structured approach for interim experimentation for verification and validation of training simulators. The result is an Interim Experiment Design Model. The second portion applies the Interim Experiment Design Model to a training simulator currently under development. The model is developed from current verification and validation theory, systems engineering principles, quality assurance theory, and experimental design techniques. This development results in a model with three steps. The user must initially determine the number of levels to include in interim experimentation. The next step requires development of the sample used in the experiment. The final portion provides progression rules for moving from one level to another. The model is illustrated by applying it to the Advanced Gunnery Training System. The interim experiment design model provides a management tool that will improve the organization of interim experimentation and verification and validation efforts. This improved organization allows for detection of errors early in the product life cycle. The efficiency of subsequent experiments will be enhanced as a result The early detection of errors coupled with the improved efficiency will provide verification and validation at reduced cost Recommendations are made to continue research to find application methods for other tools available in acceptance sampling and experimental design theory.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *TRAINING DEVICES, *ARMY TRAINING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DETECTION, MANAGEMENT, VERIFICATION, VALIDATION, MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, THEORY, TEST METHODS, REDUCTION, COSTS, ERRORS, SAMPLING, LIFE CYCLES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, ACCEPTABILITY, GUNNERY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE