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Analysis of the application of modeling and simulation within the Army Operational Test and Evaluation process in support of weapon systems acquisition.

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Authors
Thurgood, L. Neil
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Operational Test and Evaluation
Modeling and Simulation
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Boger, Dan C.
Owen, Walter E.
Date of Issue
1997-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the application of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) within the Army Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) process in support of weapon systems acquisition. This thesis considers the Army's current acquisition process, M&S technologies, infrastructure, and policies that guide the Program Manager (PM) in the application of modeling and simulation in operational testing. An analysis of the potential strengths and weaknesses of M&S in addressing OT&E issues is presented. Lessons learned from past OT&E efforts are analyzed for process improvement through M&S applications. The analysis indicates that M&S is a viable tool for assisting the PM in completing OT&E. M&S techniques can assist in test design validation, expand testing in areas of limited resources and environmental concerns, and validate live testing data. From this analysis, a set of recommendations are formulated, indicating where the PM can integrate M&S into the OT&E process
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x, 77 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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