A Manpower, Budget, Structure, Synergism (MBSS) Model for the Comparison of US-Soviet Military-Space Research Efforts.
SOUTHEASTERN INST OF TECH HUNTSVILLE AL
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The objective of the research was to develop an alternative methodology for the comparison of US-Soviet military-space research efforts during the 1970s. A Manpower, Budget, Structure, Synergism MBSS model was developed to make a comparison of the effective scientific manpower levels in each of the military-space sectors. The primary advantage to using an MBSS Model is the ability to compare the two national research programs without utilizing published Soviet budgetary data, Soviet monetary conversion rates, or US-developed dollar-ruble index factors. The MBSS Model introduced the concept of EnhancerDetractor ED Multipliers greater than or lesser than Unity which were based upon the unique characteristics of each of the two research systems. Major categories selected for ED multipliers were 1 Control of priorities, 2 control of resources and 3 control of adversary conditions. The major conclusion of the research was that considerations of the quantity and structure of scientific manpower, coupled with an assessment of the synergism of constantly varying nationalistic research organizational structures and research policies has the potential for providing a significantly better method for comparative assessments of US-Soviet military-space research programs than those currently being employed. Author
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