Accession Number:

ADA101140

Title:

Enhanced Decision Analysis Support System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

The enhanced version of the Decision Analysis Support System DASS is a highly interactive computer-aided decision analysis tool. It automates the method for determining preferences when multiple and competing attributes are involved. Worth assessment is used as the model which evaluates a deterministic hierarchical tree structure, although risk can be evaluated by incorporating risk into the tree or by conducting sensitivity analyses. The objective of this work was to incorporate the DASS originally developed by Bruce W. Morlan onto a microcomputer using PASCAL. The second objective was to exploit the color graphics capability on the microcomputer system for both input and output displays. The final objective was to add capability to the DASS by adding additional sensitivity analysis modules. All objectives were met in this work. Additional exploitation of the computer graphics, as well as some pre-processing of the tree structure are areas suggested for further exploration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE