Summaries - Office of Research & Innovation
Back Research, Analytical Tools, and Training Support for DOT&E
|Division||Graduate School of Operational & Information Sciences|
|Investigator(s)||Jacobs, Patricia A.|
|Sponsor||Director Operational Test & Evaluation (DoD)|
Support and enhance the testing capabilities of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation. Assist DOT&E in promoting the value of appropriate testing, and test result analysis and application. Direction and efforts are to be reviewed and guided by the DOT&E Science Advisor (SA, D). Specifically.
(1) Collaborate with SA, D to produce, enhance and upgrade high-level papers for Acquisition and T&E operational testers and action officers describing the proper and necessary role of T&E in the Acquisition and Testing process. Adapt to current needs of the office and its Director
(2) Continue developing technical tools to assist Acquisition executives, DOT&E, and Service Testers with identifying and solving problems of resource allocation to T&E in particular programs. Support and assist the Institute for Defense Analysis in creating an upgraded and up-dated reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) primer. Assist with writing and organizing a technical/statistical addition to the primer,
(3) An important topical area for (further) investigation is the operational testing implications of a memorandum authored by previous Assistant Secretary of the Army (ATL) Bolton. The memorandum requires systems to demonstrate that their mean time between failures (MTBF) is at least a constant times the system's required MTBF during the system development and demonstration (SDD) phase; unless otherwise specified and justified the constant is 0.7. Models extending the CROW/AMSAA reliability growth model will be used to study issues such as specification of the above constant multiplier, and the confidence of the test to minimize the expected total acquisition cost. Cooperate with technical staff from ATEC in this endeavor.
|Publications||Publications, theses (not shown) and data repositories will be added to the portal record when information is available in FAIRS and brought back to the portal|
|Data||Publications, theses (not shown) and data repositories will be added to the portal record when information is available in FAIRS and brought back to the portal|