Multi-Objective Optimization of System Capability Satisficing in Defense Acquisition
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND ENTERPRISES
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Previous research in this area has developed, tested, and implemented a system maturity measure, i.e. System Readiness Level SRL supporting optimization models and an enhanced SRL hierarchy for multifunction multi-capability MFMC systems. The later developments are predicated on what has become the accustomed challenge for managers and engineers to properly assess systems development and acquisition to ensure the achievement of critical capabilities and functions while deciding amongst multiple technologies with similar functionalities but different maturity levels and limited resources. Building upon these developments, this research asked How can we efficiently and effectively allocate available resources to ensure the maturity achievement of critical functions and capabilities in an MFMC system when facing competing technology alternatives To address this question, this work developed a multi-objective optimization model and solution approach that can be used to evaluate systems development maturity, track progress, identify component criticality, and form corresponding strategies for understanding trade-offs in technology and integration options.
- Operations Research
- Defense Systems
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies