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Information Requirements in Support of Accreditation: Volume II: Of the Accreditation Requirements Study Report

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The goals of the Susceptibility Model Assessment and Range Test SMART Project are to develop an efficient process for the verification and validation VV and configuration management CM of aircraft susceptibility models and to facilitate their quick and cost effective accreditation by applying this new approach to five models frequently used in survivability analyses supporting acquisition decisions. The credibility assessment process thus defined generates various reports that provide a model user with enough information on existing verification, validation VV, and configuration management CM data to permit accreditation with a minimum of additional effort. To make these reports most beneficial to accreditation proponents, the SMART Project undertook a study of accreditation requirements. The study involved a review of existing instructions and directives that specify accreditation requirements, as well as interviews with personnel engaged in all aspects of model development and use, from policy makers to model users. Analysis of this information focused on two principal aspects of typical accreditation decisions accreditation processes and information requirements. The analysis of accreditation processes is presented in a companion report. This report presents findings on the information required to accredit models. The factors most frequently mentioned as being important for determining model suitability for a particular application were 1 Clear acceptance criteria 2 Comparison of model assumptions and limitations with the characteristics and boundaries of the specific application 3 Model usage history and past VV results 4 Results of VV performed specifically for the intended application Effective configuration management.

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  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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