Attributes of system testing which promote cost-effectiveness

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A brief overview of conventional EMP testing activity examines attributes of overall systems tests which promote cost-effectiveness. The general framework represents an EMP-oriented systems test as a portion of a planned program to design, produce, and field system elements. As such, all so- called system tests should play appropriate cost-effective roles in this program, and the objective here is to disclose such roles. The intrinsic worth of such tests depends not only upon placing proper values on the outcomes, but also upon the possible eventual consequences of not doing tests. A relative worth measure is required. Attributes of EMP system ... continued below

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Martin, L.C. October 1, 1975.

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A brief overview of conventional EMP testing activity examines attributes of overall systems tests which promote cost-effectiveness. The general framework represents an EMP-oriented systems test as a portion of a planned program to design, produce, and field system elements. As such, all so- called system tests should play appropriate cost-effective roles in this program, and the objective here is to disclose such roles. The intrinsic worth of such tests depends not only upon placing proper values on the outcomes, but also upon the possible eventual consequences of not doing tests. A relative worth measure is required. Attributes of EMP system testing over the range of potential activity which encompasses research and development, production, field handling, verification, evaluation, and others are reviewed and examined. Thus, the relative worth, in a cost-effective sense, is provided by relating such attributes to the overall program objectives so that values can be placed on the outcomes for tradeoff purposes. (auth)

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  • DNA EMP seminar on system level testing, Menlo Park, California, USA, 9 Sep 1975

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  • Report No.: UCRL--76590
  • Report No.: CONF-750988--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4169820
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc863947

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Martin, L.C. Attributes of system testing which promote cost-effectiveness, article, October 1, 1975; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc863947/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.