Accession Number : ADA214950


Title :   A Computer Based Decision Support System (DSS) for Developing Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) Requirements as Part of the System Engineering Process


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Heffner, Michael G.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA214950


Report Date : SEP 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 309


Abstract : This thesis involves the development of a computer based Decision Support System (DSS) to assist in selecting the Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) tasks of Mil-Std-1388-1A as an integral part of the system engineering process. There are six main features to the DSS: (1) a general overview of the DSS, LSA and system engineering; (2) a review of the LSA task of Mil-Std-1388-1A and associated application guidance; (3) the LSA tasks selection section; (4) an LSA task selection review and update section; (5) an LSA task selection print section; and, (6) an LSA Lessons Learned review section. Within the DSS there are sections which provide the user access to the Mil-Std-1388-1A LSA task descriptions and specific LSA task application guidance for each LSA task. The task application guidance provides information relating to the LSA task's use, interfaces with other LSA tasks and LSA Records, and interfaces with specific engineering tasks (i.e., reliability, maintainability, etc). The DSS is programmed entirely in dBase III PLUS, and requires dBase III PLUS in order to be run. The DSS is structured in a top-down modular format for easy modification and enhancement.


Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT , *DECISION MAKING , *DATA BASES , RELIABILITY , ENGINEERING , USER NEEDS , ACCESS , GUIDANCE , SELECTION , THESES , SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , MAINTAINABILITY


Subject Categories : COMPUTER SYSTEMS
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE