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dc.contributor.advisorGiammarco, Kristin
dc.contributor.authorCarlson, William
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:39:03Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:39:03Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56111
dc.description.abstractTest and evaluation (T&E) managers often control testing via heuristics (i.e., using experience and lessons learned from previous testing to modify existing range control procedures). An exclusively heuristic approach may prove difficult in predicting test control issues with new systems. Given this limitation, this thesis poses the following question: Can formally modeling the process of conducting test range events expose previously overlooked ambiguities and identify high-value decision points? This thesis explores how formalization of these experience-based decisions as a process model representing a T&E event may reveal high-value decision nodes where certain decisions carry more weight or potential for impacts to a successful test. The thesis evaluates behavioral modeling techniques and language, ultimately using the Innoslate modeling software tool to construct a formal model of the range decision process. The thesis presents the results of the simulation runs in Innoslate and shows how having the formal model improves on the simplified model by expanding the process from two to eleven decision points. The thesis concludes that the formal model has use as a planning tool that can assist mangers in anticipating problems and focusing resources on resolving these issues.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/formalprocessmod1094556111
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleFormal process modeling to improve human-decision-making during test and evaluation range controlen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderYakimenko, Oleg
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.subject.authortest rangeen_US
dc.subject.authordecision-makingen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh-value decisionen_US
dc.subject.authortest planen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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