New Foundations for Survivability/Lethality/Vulnerability(SLVA)

Report No. ARL-TN-216
Authors: Michael W. Starks and Richard Flores
Date/Pages: June 2004; 20 pages
Abstract: Military transformation is a national goal. While top level and ambiguous descriptions have been replaced with focused vision statements, clearly specified technical parameters and metrics of the new battlefield have not been developed by the Defense community. As the Department of Defense entity devoted to survivability/lethality/vulnerability analysis (SLVA), the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has pursued this issue for the past several years. In this technical note, we outline the conditions needed to develop adequate SLVA analysis parameters and metrics and then derive new SLVA practices for the Future Force.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: June 1, 2004