Accession Number : ADA319420

Title :   Evaluation Strategies for Live-Fire Planning, Analysis, and Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 93-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Deitz, Paul H. ; Baker, William E. ; Bely, Dennis C. ; Bodt, Barry A. ; LaGrange, Art

PDF Url : ADA319420

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : As a result of recommendations made by the National Research Council to Mr. C. Adolph, OSD Director, Test and Evaluation (DT&E), in a report, 'Vulnerability Assessment of Aircraft-A Review of the DOD IFT&E Program'January 1993, an effort was launched to improve the live fire test (LFT) waiver process through development of a methodology to quantify advantages and disadvantages of full scale, full-up test programs. Mr. Walter Hollis, the Army Deputy Under Secretary for Operations Research (DUSAOR), tasked the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) and U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to develop the Live Fire Vulnerability/Lethality Risk-Benefit Assessment Methodology. ARL (Deitz et al.) was chosen to lead tlhs effort and AMSAA (LaGrange et al.) was to provide support. On 22 Mar 93, the set of proposed deliverables was accepted by Mr. Adolph and the Senior Test and Evaluation Group. This report presents a history and summarizes work done by the group. Section 2 discusses in detail the V/L process and methodology and models used in V/L assessments. Section 3 examines the connection of damage-to-engineering operations to processes different from standard V/L analyses. Section 4 discusses the type of survivability/vulnerabllity information that must be developed during various phases of the acquisition cycle. Section 5 discusses four methodologies that could be applied to assess the cost benefit LFF. Section 6 summarizes conclusions and recommendations. Appendices A-D provide details on the supporting theorems of section 4.

Descriptors :   *FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), *VULNERABILITY, *LETHALITY, *ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES, TEST AND EVALUATION, METHODOLOGY, ARMY RESEARCH, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, SURVIVABILITY, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, CYCLES, PLANNING, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, THEOREMS.

Subject Categories : Antiaircraft Defense Systems
      Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE