Accession Number:

ADA261023

Title:

The Nature and Role of Prototyping in Weapon System Development

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

This report explores the nature of prototyping, analyzes the role it plays in weapon system development, and extracts lessons for acquisition policy making. Prototyping can be simplistically defined as the fabrication and testing of hardware or software at some point in the acquisition cycle prior to commitment of full rate production. This research adds precision to that definition of prototyping.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE