A Mathematical Model for Assessing Target Vulnerability Research Efforts
Final rept. 3 Apr-31 Oct 1978
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC MCLEAN VA
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The methodology developed in this study is intended to provide a research engineer with a systematic approach for evaluating the merits and orientation of a target vulnerability research program. The methodology emphasizes consideration of fundamental parameters included in the weapon effects-target interaction descriptive process and the individual relative significance of these parameters in a targeting scheme. The methodology employs a decision tree format for evaluating proposed work. The decision tree concept is used as a format for qualitative systematic review of basic experimental planning and design concepts. The components of the tree address such areas as problem definition, research objectives, physical characteristics of proposed experiments, and prior thinking as to how experimental results will be used to evaluate program objectives.
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