Technology Selection for the Air Force Research Laboratory Air Vehicles Directorate: An Analysis Using Value Focused Thinking
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A technology selection model was developed for the Air Vehicles Directorate of Air Force Research Laboratory. The model was developed and demonstrated to aid in addressing the question of what technologies Air Vehicles should invest in to remain consistent with Air Force values. Both Value-Focused Thinking and optimization approaches were used to identify the value of Air Vehicles technology, to provide insights to Air Vehicles decision-makers, to determine where value gaps might exist with the scored alternatives, and to determine how sensitive the model was to changes. As a demonstration of the approach, seven technologies were scored, representing all three of the Air Vehicles Integrated Concepts. In the process, the support to the warfighter due to technological change was quantified and analyzed.
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