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Course Catalog: Test & Evaluation

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4 Offerings

This course is required for all civilian and military Science and Technology Managers in AFRL. It is designed to give students the tools they need to plan and execute S&T programs. The course presents tailored information on the S&T program lifecycle, each functional management area, and technology transition. The course content is based on the latest policy, guidance, and best practices. JUSTIFICATON: AFRL has determined that their S&T workforce needs fundamental insights and a working knowledge of S&T program management as it currently exists in the laboratory acquisition process. TARGET AUDIENCE: Scientists, Engineers and Program Managers in AFRL and their supervisors.

REL 210


1 Offerings

A broad two-day survey of basic reliability principles with emphasis on the acquisition life cycle, including how reliability affects cost, schedule, and performance. Focus is on using a proactive system reliability design approach and how to monitor improvements through management-led reliability growth programs. Mathematical topics are limited to basic concepts necessary to understand how reliability affects acquisition decisions. The course includes instructor led demonstrations and some in-class student assignments. Note: this course is aimed at the general acquisition workforce and is not a prerequisite to or a substitute for REL310. Students wanting a more in-depth dep depth depth technical discussion of relia reliability should consider REL310 and REL 4 R REL 4 REL 410 where applicable. depth technical discussion of r reliability should consider REL310 and R R R REL 410 where applicable.

REL 310


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This four day course is designed for reliability practitioners. Students will be introduced to a wide range of reliability engineering concepts based on mathematical and statistical principles discussed in class. Students will use these technical concepts and statistical principles to analyze reliability data, draw conclusions from the data, and then to construct graphs and reports required in the acquisition process, for example, Test and Evaluation Master Plans. This course emphasizes a hands- on approach where students complete in -class exercises using AFIT provided software tools currently used in the industry. Note: Individuals wishing to take a less technical course on reliability should consider REL 210, Reliability Basics for Acquisition Professionals.

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This four-day course is intended for AF personnel engaged in system lifecycle management who require an advanced application level understanding of reliability and reliability growth. This course reinforces the fundamentals from REL 310 and delves more deeply into both design and sustainment reliability analysis techniques while assessing the impact of reliability across the life cycle. Focus is on both the proactive approach of designing reliability into the system up front Design for Reliability and the reactive Reliability Growth modeling.

SOT 210


1 Offerings

This two-day course, designed for acquisition professionals, will introduce Science of Test SoT – a powerful methodology for test and evaluation that OSD requires to be present in every test program. The course will show how SoT is critical in the planning, design, execution, and analysis of test. SoT uniquely solves the twin challenges of test – how to vary test conditions to explore a broad battle space, while controlling the risks of making incorrect fielding decisions.

SOT 310


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This one week course, designed for program office and ALC personnel, emphasizes classical design principles and teaches students basic techniques and processes needed to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. A well designed test can lead to reduced development lead time with fewer tests required, provide greater insight to system performance, and ultimately lead to fielding better, more reliable systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct and analyze tests efficiently in this course.

SOT 410


Coming Soon

This 4.5-day course, designed for the test practitioner, reinforces fundamentals from SOT 310 and teaches students advanced modeling and analysis methods necessary to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct, and analyze tests efficiently. This course introduces new design classes and provides advanced modeling and analysis methods. Design evaluation topics include power, sample size, optimality, and aliasing criteria.

SYS 153


Online

This introductory e-learning course will provide students knowledge on how to successfully integrate T&E into the early phases pre-Milestone B of an Air Force acquisition program. The goal is to begin preparing Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel who are assigned T&E responsibilities to be effective members of the Air Force acquisition team throughout a program’s life cycle starting with early involvement. Course Objectives: The course will provide students knowledge on topics such as the Analysis of Alternatives process and outcome, the concept of programmatic trade space in cost, schedule, and performance, how Air Force testers contribute to formulation of an acquisition strategy, and how to program T&E strategy that is consistent with the acquisition strategy. Students will be introduced to the role of an Air Force Integrated Test Team ITT, how to identify the potential member organizations of an ITT, write an ITT Charter, and how the ITT relates to the overall program. Students will be introduced to concepts of evaluation criteria, data requirements, and test capabilities.

SYS 154


Online

This introductory course examines typical activities that occur during the planning, execution, and reporting phases of developmental test and evaluation (DT&E) and operational test and evaluation (OT&E) supporting an acquisition program. The goal is to prepare Air Force acquisition/sustainment personnel assigned test and evaluation responsibilities to be effective members of the acquisition team throughout a program’s life cycle.

SYS 253


1 Offerings

This comprehension-level live course will prepare Air Force personnel engaged in T&E management or execution to be effective members of the acquisition team with emphasis on early influence in an acquisition program. This course is also suitable for any individual interested in learning about early tester influence. Students will comprehend the role of the Integrated Test Team ITT in test planning, preparation, execution, evaluation, and reporting. The course will educate students in T&E policies, practices, and procedures relevant to an acquisition program. This includes the need to understand the intended operational environment and how to develop a T&E strategy that supports the acquisition strategy.

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