Data Requirements for TOSOM
Technical rept. Nov 2004-Mar 2005
TACOM RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI
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The Threat-Oriented Survivability Optimization Model TOSOM was developed to provide a methodology to enable the Survivability Technology Area of the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command Research, Development and Engineering Center TARDEC to perform rapid turn-around, first-order analyses of survivability trade-offs in the design or modernization of military systems. TOSOM provides an easy-to-use capability to do analyses of alternative survivability suites. It contains embedded error trapping to insure that input data is mathematically consistent, as well as providing a means for easily assessing the results of a model run. TOSOM is a methodology, implemented in software, that is used for selecting feasible solutions from a large number of possible responses, estimating the variety and magnitude of combat risk to a system, generating discussion and exchange of information and enabling what-if analyses. Because of its ease of use, which is quick, reusable, and repeatable, TOSOM efficiently organizes the complex problem of designing survivability suites. The main goal of this paper is to outline the steps required in inputting data when performing a trade-off study using TOSOM, paying special attention to the type and quantity of data required in such a study. A secondary and minor goal is to give some indication of how the output of a TOSOM run appears. A detailed description of the organization and processing of the output data from TOSOM will be left to a future paper.
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