Accession Number : ADA541226


Title :   Measure of Effectiveness for JSTARS Ground Moving Target Indicator: A Value Focused Thinking Approach


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Joyner, Gardner J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a541226.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : As the nature of warfare has shifted from a conventional approach to more guerilla type warfare, intelligence has become more important than at any other time in the history of the United States Military. With the stochastic nature of intelligence gathering, it is almost impossible to know with any degree of certainty where and when the next piece of information that could possibly change the course of the battle or war will be obtained. US intelligence gathering assets have long been plagued with using useless measures of performance rather than measures of effectiveness to determine their worth. This research uses a value focused thinking approach to determine the effectiveness of a specific capability or asset. Specifically, it looks at Ground Moving Target Indicator onboard the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System. This research attempts to provide a model to a decision maker so he or she will know in advance the approximate value of information they will receive from a particular asset or capability before the asset is ever deployed into the area of responsibility.


Descriptors :   *MOVING TARGET INDICATORS , *MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS , *SURFACE TARGETS , TARGET DETECTION , GUERRILLA WARFARE , INFORMATION THEORY , INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , ELECTRONIC AIRCRAFT


Subject Categories : Target Direction, Range and Position Finding


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE