Accession Number:

ADA539733

Title:

Continuing the Emphasis on Scientific Rigor in Test and Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This is my first opportunity since being appointed as the Science Advisor to the Director, Operational Test Evaluation DOTE to address the testing community through The ITEA Journal. I look forward to many future discussions, articles, and interactions with the test community through The ITEA Journal. Let me begin by introducing myself. I have been involved with operational test and evaluation since 1991, when I became a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses IDA. At IDA, I performed and directed analysis of operational tests for U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force systems in support of DOTE. My initial responsibilities included the evaluation of unmanned aerial vehicle UAV systems including the Hunter Short Range UAV system, the Predator Medium Altitude Endurance UAV Advanced Concept Technology Development ACTD system, the Global Hawk UAV ACTD system, and the Shadow Tactical UAV system. As part of my work with UAV systems, I was involved with the development of evaluation concepts for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR systems. The difficulty in evaluating ISR system effectiveness is quantitatively assessing the product or information the system provides. Our team at IDA developed mission success templates that allowed a quantitative assessment of the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness based on the requestors needs and ground truth.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE