Accession Number : ADA310053

Title :   Soldier System Architecture (SSA) Multiple Criteria Decision Aid Detailed Development Plan.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Dec 92,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Wojcik, James A. ; Hedden, Christopher ; Wilson, Beth

PDF Url : ADA310053

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : At present there are a variety of computer modeling tools designed to assist the military analyst. However, these models are cumbersome to use and require a high degree of operator expertise, significant investment in input parameter preparation and skilled analysts to interpret the results. Furthermore, the models do not allow the addition of novel threats, and they do not consider changes in performance or capabilities resulting from changes in technology. Also, these models are not structured to consider risk, cost and time to field for any anticipated changes in the input parameters. In essence, they are not structured to answer resource allocation questions. To both resolve the equipment questions and optimize the development of the Soldier System, a Soldier System Architecture (SSA) Multicriterial decision Aid (MCDA) is being developed. The SSA will consist of two modules. The first will quantify the changes to soldier capabilities from changes in the items, equipment or technologies available to the Soldier System. The second will assist in he determination of optimal resource allocations based on trade-offs.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *DECISION AIDS, *ANALYSTS, INPUT, OPTIMIZATION, RISK, TOOLS, PARAMETERS, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, TIME, COSTS, ALLOCATIONS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE