Guidance for Designers of Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems
Technical rept. Jul 1982-Jan 1983
APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA
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This report describes a general approach for developing design concepts for later generation Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems FATDS or any remotely controlling military or industrial system. It will help FATDS program development managers to conceptualize the early design process for hybrid and later generation systems. The Concept Design Management Approach described in this report possesses a number of significant features 1 It conceives of a FATDS as an information processing system with both human and machine components 2 It incorporates a general cognitive model for guiding the analysis of commanding and monitoring activities 3 It guards against the adoption of design concepts that fail to meet field requirements during the future target period or that are technologically outmoded by the time the system is fielded 4 It identifies the judgments that need to be made to develop a FATDS design concept 5 It identifies the personnel and group processes best suited for making each judgment 6 It uses multi-attribute utility technology for assigning numeric values to judgments and for aggregating different kinds of judgments. It provides for weighting the various judgments to reflect management interests and concerns and 7 It specifies trade-off matrices for selecting and improving system design and interface concepts.
- Administration and Management
- Information Science
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics