Discrete Time Integrated Analysis Methodology for a Ground Combat System

Report No. ARL-TR-2017
Authors: Ruth, Brian G.
Date/Pages: July 1999; 122 pages
Abstract: In this report, a methodology is presented for the integrated analysis of a military weapon system across all classes of battlefield threats addressed by the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD) of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The target audience for this report is vulnerability/lethality (V/L)analysts who might participate in such an integrated analysis. The integrated analysis methodology is based on the V/L taxonomy, which provides a framework for the analysis of a military system. Available system capability states are mapped to required mission tasks as described in the military system's Operational Mode Summary/Mission Profile (OMS/MP) and then tracked along a discrete time axis, allowing for both threat sequencing and interthreat synergy on required battlefield performance to be studied and analyzed. Since the discrete time integrated analysis methodology is a mechanism for aggregating survivability measures of performance (MOP) and measures of effectiveness (MOE), the integrated analysis product provides the decision maker with a means to evaluate the overall impact of battlefield threats on potential combat system effectiveness.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 1999