Accession Number : ADP000634

Title :   Operational Testing. Control versus Realism - Lessons Learned from the OSD Reserve Component Study,

Corporate Author : LITTON SYSTEMS INC SUNNYVALE CA MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Chiorini,John R. ; Wilson,Thomas A. , II

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : In the developmental cycle of hardware and deployment concepts, testing in a operational or tactical situation must typically precede acceptance. When a high degree of tactical realism must be incorporated into testing plans, the rigor and controls associated with the data collection methodologies of other testing stages in a developmental life cycle are occasionally sacrificed in favor of increasingly subjective judgments in troop test paradigms. This paper describes one solution to the problem of enhancing the reproducibility and objectivity of data collected under such a situation.

Descriptors :   *Operations research, *Army operations, *Tactical warfare, *Real time, *Data acquisition, Symposia, Army equipment, Deployment, Acceptance tests, Army planning, Control, Methodology, Test methods, Life cycles, Judgement(Psychology), Reproducibility, Field tests, Combat readiness, Proficiency, Intelligence, Battalion level organizations, Army research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE