Integration of Testing, Training, and Performance Assessment into Distributed Control and Surveillance System Design.
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Shipboard systems, subsystems, and equipments are not designed to optimize overall operational performance or mission effectiveness. The problem manifests itself through system level under utilization of potential warfighting capability and operational performance inherent in the highly capable subsystem and equipment components. This is considered attributable to the fact that our shipboard crews do not operate, test, train on, or assess performance of well defined systems, subsystems, and components with carefully integrated operator surveillance and control functions that enhance system level operator decision making and response actions. The integration of test, training, and performance assessment requirements into control and surveillance system design has become a necessity due to escalating complexity, costs of duplicative and redundant design, equipment, software and the pressing need to provide for real time utilization of full total ship capability. The integrated, distributed control and surveillance systems of today provide the baseline for total system level test, training, and performance assessment as well as the intrinsic system level capability to meet operational performance requirements if included in preliminary design. This paper discusses recent developments in overlapping requirements, system design, functional allocation, and operational implementation of Integrated Test, Training, and Performance Assessment utilizing a distributed microprocessor control and surveillance system design.
- *DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING
- *COMBAT SURVEILLANCE
- COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS
- COMBAT READINESS
- COMPUTER PROGRAMS
- INTEGRATED SYSTEMS
- REAL TIME
- SHIP PERSONNEL
- TEST AND EVALUATION
- Computer Programming and Software
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics