Accession Number:

ADA050848

Title:

A Markovian Approach to Missile Systems Test Sequencing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT N Y DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Given a new missile system, a set of required capabilities, and a limited set of testing resources, one desires to verify mission accomplishment or nonaccomplishment as efficiently as possible. There are various test environments that can be used ranging from easy tests that yield small amounts of information, to difficult tests that are more prone to failure but can provide more extensive information. This paper uses a Markovian model to investigate optimal test sequencing with a highest expected reward decision criterion.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE