Accession Number : ADA260893


Title :   Javelin: A Case Study in Model-Test-Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Pate, Charles A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260893.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 52


Abstract : The acquisition of new weapon systems is a long and expensive process. Test and Evaluation is a critical and costly step in that process. Model-Test-Model (MTM) is an emerging operations research technique that can improve efficiency and effectiveness of weapon system evaluation. For example, MTM can be used to predict whether a given test scenario will yield significant results. The goal of this thesis is to (1) examine the suitability of proposed scenarios for comparing the existing antiarmor system, Dragon versus the proposed system, Javelin; (2) compare the weapon systems according to approved measures of effectiveness (MOE) and, (3) Identify potential additional test conditions which may cause significant changes in the MOE. The pretest model using Janus(A), a high resolution, combat simulation will impact on the operational test of the weapon systems occurring in September 1993. Although M-T-M Is a DOD approved construct, limited experiments have been done.


Descriptors :   *MODEL TESTS , *WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS , *SHOULDER LAUNCHED WEAPONS , TEST AND EVALUATION , WEAPONS , SCENARIOS , SIMULATION , WARFARE , YIELD , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , IMPACT , MODELS , WEAPON SYSTEMS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , CASE STUDIES


Subject Categories : Rockets


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE