Accession Number:

ADA488461

Title:

Expanding the Trade Space: An Analysis of Requirements Tradeoffs Affecting System Design

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT NY DEPT OF SYSTEM ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense Simulation-Based Acquisition SBA initiative focuses on identifying opportunities to improve materiel procurement by using information technologies to increase military utility, decrease life cycle costs, and decrease the time to develop and field the system. Implementing this initiative requires identifying the necessary analysis tools, constructing a collaborative environment, and developing a method to make timely decisions based on the results of the analysis. This paper focuses on the latter two components. In particular, it analyzes the opportunities to implement the SBA initiative during the development and analysis of the systems requirements trade space. The authors present a methodology for a holistic approach to determining the systems requirements. This methodology seeks to use models and simulations to support decisions that occur throughout the systems life cycle while in the systems concept development phase and then revisit these decisions as the program matures.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE