Accession Number:

ADA539905

Title:

An Emerging Methodology: The System Capabilities Analytic Process (SCAP)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 2009-Nov 2010

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

To determine whether or not a system has sufficient capability to complete a mission following a damaging event is part of the evolution of combat. This problem cannot be easily answered using traditional methods and metrics within the live-fire analysis community. As traditional analysis efforts have focused on qualitative metrics, a need for a quantitative methodology and metric was identified. To fill this need, the System Capabilities Analytic Process SCAP was developed. SCAP quantitatively and logically links the functional states of a systems components to the capabilities of the system, which are expressed in terms familiar to the military user of the system. The primary product generated by SCAP is the functional skeleton FS, which is a map between a systems components and its capabilities. The FS includes both the material components of the system as well as the personnel operating the system. It will be shown how the FS can be used to link the capabilities between individual systems into system array capabilities, and also how the FS can be used to determine the performance of systems in an interacting system-of-systems. Methods for representing the FS mathematically are also discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE