Accession Number : AD0458586


Title :   WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS INDUSTRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (WSEIAC). COST- EFFECTIVENESS OPTIMIZATION.


Descriptive Note : Final rept., of Task Group 4


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND ANDREWS AFB MD


Personal Author(s) : Herd, G R ; Moxley, Jr, F H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/458586.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 212


Abstract : A discussion of optimization which amplifies the material in Volume II, Section IV is presented. Optimization principles, criteria and checklists, as well as a summary of various applicable techniques is included. A series of six examples are described covering a number of critical aspects of cost- effectiveness analysis is considerable detail. Treated in the examples are: (1) optimization of effectiveness based on reliability, maintainability, performance, and cost; (2) allocation of reliability requirements among subsystems; (3) payload allocation among three subsystems based on a fixed weight constraint; (4) determination of best checkout routine for a limited pre- launch test; (5) optimization of availability for a complex system; and (6) trade-off study between site hardening and dispersal for a missile system.


Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , HARDENING , MAINTAINABILITY , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , OPTIMIZATION , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PROBABILITY , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Guided Missiles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE