Difference between revisions of "Mission Analysis (glossary)"

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===Discussion===
 
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Though Blanchard and Fabrycky (2011) do not define "mission analysis", their discussion of "mission definition" is relevant to mission analysis.  Effectively, mission analysis is a set of activities designed to help answer the questions (Blanchard and Fabryky 2011):
 
Though Blanchard and Fabrycky (2011) do not define "mission analysis", their discussion of "mission definition" is relevant to mission analysis.  Effectively, mission analysis is a set of activities designed to help answer the questions (Blanchard and Fabryky 2011):
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*What is the system to accomplish? and
 
*What is the system to accomplish? and
 
*How will the system accomplish its objectives?
 
*How will the system accomplish its objectives?
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The purpose of MA is to understand a problem or opportunity, analyze the solution space, and initiate the life cycle of a potential solution that could answer the problem or take advantage of an opportunity.
  
 
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[[Category:Glossary of Terms]]

Revision as of 17:15, 29 February 2012

Examination and definition of the primary and secondary purposes of a system. (modified from Blanchard and Fabryky 2011)

Source(s)

Modified from:

Blanchard, B. S., and W. J. Fabrycky. 2011. Systems Engineering and Analysis, 5th ed. Prentice-Hall International series in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall.

Discussion

Though Blanchard and Fabrycky (2011) do not define "mission analysis", their discussion of "mission definition" is relevant to mission analysis. Effectively, mission analysis is a set of activities designed to help answer the questions (Blanchard and Fabryky 2011):

  • What is the system to accomplish? and
  • How will the system accomplish its objectives?

The purpose of MA is to understand a problem or opportunity, analyze the solution space, and initiate the life cycle of a potential solution that could answer the problem or take advantage of an opportunity.