Accession Number:

ADA426010

Title:

Identification and Resolution of Problems with Methodology Used in Selection of Technological Concepts for R&D Support

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

183.0

Abstract:

This theses presents information on how to better evaluate the merits of competing technological concepts. This project is concerned with evaluation of the merits of competing technological concepts and managing the RD investments needed to bring them to fruition. A weakness of the current RD process is that arguments regarding who should receive funding come from a concepts proponents, who are usually interested and biased. More objective evaluation methods are needed. As part of this work it is important to understand better how qualified experts evaluate technological concepts. Can a probabilistically formulated method of integrating knowledge of various performance attributes provide better understanding of the likely performance of a technological concept This is the question of interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE