Long range logistics planning for VHSIC (very high speed integrated circuit) components
Reed, Ronald Passmore
Pollard, L. G.
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The Department of Defense is stimulating the research and development of vastly more complex and capable microelectronics to produce advanced, militarized components in a timely and affordable manner. Through a six-year tri-service VHSIC) Very High Speed Integrated Circuit( Program that began in 1979, it 2ill develop a radically new technology base for low cost, high throughput integrated circuits. Approaching a system-on-a-chip capability, the high density circuits will require much less power and space, but will yield far more reliability and performance. Because high technology developments have historically demonstrated less that optimal systems readiness/availability due to degradations in logistics support, human factors and quality assurance, there has never been such an auspicious opportunity to realize the synergistic effects of integrated logistics planning on the implementation of VHSIC technology in weapons' design. This thesis explores that possibility and recommends specific action for effective weapons systems' management.
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