Accession Number:

AD0296326

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR PREDICTION OF SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NORTRONICS ANAHEIM CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-25

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

A novel and effective solution to the problem of quantifying system quality is presented. Techniques for prediction of future performance quality are developed in detail. A long-standing need for a satisfactory tool for this purpose has generated a strong incentive to develop an ACCEPTABLE METHODOLOGY. The power of the mathematical and physical modeling developed in this study called SPAN, is due to the use of a comprehensive metric of performance, comprising both energy and bound information measures. SPANs ability to integrate these factors into a consistent performance descriptor is based on well-known laws of potential energy and probability theory. A calculus of system performance dynamics, compatible with the SPAN metric, is directly obtainable from Laplaces and Helmholtz equations for energy flow, by inserting the information content of the constraining pattern.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE