SSTS (Space Surveillance and Tracking System): The Importance of Early Test and Evaluation Organizational Participation
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The early involvement of all participating organizations in the Test and Evaluation TE process is important to the success of the weapon system development program. The identification of critical technological and test needs, particularly with respect to space systems, of both the weapon system and the ground test facility require early organizational participation. This study substantiates the need to involve all participating organizations early in the TE process. It concludes that the guidance provided by the Department of Defense and the Air Force is clear and comprehensive. Test and Evaluation Master Plans and Test Planning Working Groups must be continually emphasized and utilized. With respect to test facilities, requirements must be identified early. Finally, the Space Surveillance and Tracking System SSTS development program provides an excellent example of how early participation by TE experts contributed to the early identification of critical system and test facility components.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors