Subjective Measurement of Tactical Air Command and Control - Vol. I

Background and Approach

by Monti D. Callero, Willard Naslund, Clairice T. Veit


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The authors have developed a subjective measurement method for evaluating complex systems and are applying it to the evaluation of tactical air command and control. This Note addresses the major issues of command and control evaluation and describes the newly formulated Subjective Transfer Function (STF) approach and how it will be applied to a specific problem concerning the value of information in effective employment of tactical air. The STF approach stresses the idea of hypothesis testing so that conclusions about system effects on important outcomes are based on tested and verified premises. The approach has application to evaluation of complex systems in general. Other volumes in the series will describe the conduct and results of the command and control evaluation.

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