Past Programs

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Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence (C4I) Test Methodology Development and Evaluation

The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center (AFOTEC) has developed an alternative C4I test method to support emerging acquisition strategies for software-intensive systems. The method uses a Combined Test Force (CTF) and mission level evaluation (MLE) to accomplish C4I task and mission level test and evaluation. TEREC supported the development of the CTF/MLE methodology by independently evaluating the method and tools to support its implementation.

Integrated Modeling and Test (IMT)

TEREC served as the academic lead for the IMT computational technology area in the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Programming Environment and Training (PET) program at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The ARL PET program enhances user access to the resources of the ARL Major Shared Resources Center (MSRC) by research, demonstrations, training, meetings, and other forms of support. A User Group provides input into the support efforts that are mounted. This effort is a portion of the DOD High Performance Computing Modernization Program, a project to provide advanced hardware, computing tools, and training to DOD researchers.

Live Fire Test and Evaluation Panel on Physics Based Models

Live Fire T&E, a part of DOT&E, sponsored this effort to address the use of these models to predict and understand the results of tests. A panel on the first principles or physics-based models of munitions effectiveness met in by-invitation workshops, held in Atlanta and at other sites, and included representatives from the modeling and test communities, and spaned organizations from the DOD, national laboratories, and commercial organizations as well as universities in addition to Georgia Tech. The purpose of the panel was to identify and evaluate a program of action for improving these models in their support of T&E, especially Live Fire Testing. A draft summary of workshops to date is available.

Operational Test and Evaluation Scope/Cost Planning Tool

The development of operational test plans requires a mechanism for developing pertinent measures of operational impacts of systems as well as answering critical operational issues and requirements developed from the Operational Requirements Document. The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center has developed a process to perform this function, and TEREC researchers produced a software tool to support this process. The tool is named MARION for Mission Analysis and Risk Impact on Operations Network-tool.

Test Plan Optimization Methodology Evaluation

The development of test plans requires a method of selecting from the broad spectrum of available test options such as computer models, hardware in the loop simulations, and field tests. The Simulation Test and Evaluation Process (STEP) in particular emphasizes this selection from the spectrum of choices. An initial method for optimized test planning incorporating the credibility, benefits, and resource requirements of test methods has been developed by workers at Logicon RDA. This study is evaluating the value of this method to T&E, hosting a workshop on the subject. Sponsors include the Army Operational Test and Evaluation Command and the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center.

BELLSOUTH.NET T&E Development Support

TEREC is providing T&E research, analysis, and technical services to support a BELLSOUTH.NET new product development. Task areas include T&E methodology, test planning, human factors analyses, and net security.

Last Updated August 29, 2011