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Tutorial I

Application of the Capability Test Methodology to the Design of a Live,
Virtual, and Constructive Environment for Testing in a Joint Mission
Environment
Who Should Attend?

A must attend session for anyone interested in learning how to use a capabilities-based approach
for designing a live, virtual, and constructive distributed environment (LVC-DE) to enable
successful testing in a joint mission environment. With the advent of the "Testing in a Joint
Environment Roadmap" this presentation has applicability to the testing, acquisition, warfighting,
and training communities. If you are interested in the testing in a joint environment initiative this
tutorial is for you. It will be of special interest to all capability/program managers, requirements
managers, test managers, test and evaluation professionals, test team members and acquisition
professionals.

Overview:

This tutorial provides test organizations, system program offices, contractors, and anyone involved
in test and evaluation, acquisition, and test environment design with an overview of fundamental
concepts, processes, models, and tools to enable engineering of a complex and composable LVC-DE.
Through an operational use case, this session will demonstrate how the Capability Test
Methodology (CTM) can be applied using its Joint Mission Environment Foundation Model (JFM) to
quickly plan, build, and execute tests of systems of systems (SoS) in a joint mission environment
while optimizing resources and schedule. A brief description of the CTM will be provided. The JFM,
a systems engineering design template, will be introduced as a guide for development and reuse of
LVC-DE components with the goal of effecting sufficient SoS testing in a verified, validated, and
realistic joint mission environment for test. This tutorial will provide information necessary for the
successful design and execution of SoS and joint capabilities tests.

Instructors:   Max Lorenzo, Technical Director, JTEM
               Dan Grenier, Systems Engineer, JTEM

Cost: $200

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.

Presented from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tutorial II

Understanding Statistical Concepts in Design of Experiments (DOE)
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Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for Evaluators, Testers, Program Managers, and anyone with responsibility
for designing tests or understanding test data. It is a basic course and not intended for statisticians
or those already familiar with DOE concepts.

Overview:
This tutorial provides a broad level presentation on the use of Design of Experiments in test
planning. DOE is used to gather defensible data using fewer tests, saving the customer both time
and money in the acquisition process. This tutorial will introduce experimental design concepts
namely, factorial designs, fractional factorials, and similar methodologies. Other statistical concepts
such as confidence, confounding, and interactions will be explained as experimental design is being
presented. At the conclusion of the tutorial, you should understand the concepts and processes
enough to be able to communicate effectively and even create the most basic of experimental
designs.

Instructor:    Dr. Ken Gritton, West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground
               Scott Hunter, West Desert Test Center, Dugway Proving Ground

Cost: $200

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.

Presented from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tutorial III


Integration of Modeling and Simulation into Hardware-in-the-Loop T&E
Environments

Who Should Attend?

Technical Program Managers, Systems Engineers and M&S/Software Engineers would benefit from
this Tutorial. It is geared to provide insight into the Systems Engineering process and concerns
associated with integrating a Modeling and Simulation technology with the stimulation and control
of real-time hardware components.


Overview:

This tutorial will provide attendees an overview of the Systems Engineering processes and
techniques required to integrate Virtual and Constructive Models in a Hardware-in-the-Loop test
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environment. This tutorial covers all elements from development of performance parameters
through conceptual and detailed design to integration into the T&E environments. The tutorial will
discuss technology approaches, such as the use of Reflected Shared Memory, integration of
TENA/DIS/HLA simulation environments, and other system level interface techniques. This
tutorial culminates with a case study exercise that allows participants to better understand the
design and integration process.

Instructor:    Dr. Mark Brown, Scientific Research Corporation
               Dr. Stephen Jones, Scientific Research Corporation

Cost: $200

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.

Presented from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tutorial IV


Introduction to Concepts for Analyzing System and System of Systems
Performance in Complex Environments
Who Should Attend?

Test and evaluation professionals, test managers, test team members, acquisition professionals, and
capability/program managers will benefit from this presentation. If you are interested in testing in
a joint environment, how to test future joint capabilities, systems, and systems of systems (SoS),
and the complexity this all brings to the test and evaluation community, this tutorial is for you.

Overview:

This tutorial will introduce an evaluation strategy and examine a measures framework method that
can be used to evaluate joint capability joint mission effectiveness and SoS performance using a Joint
Fires mission area use case. A brief description of the Capability Test Methodology (CTM) will be
provided. This “how-to” approach will demonstrate the application of a consistent approach to
assessing joint capability performance at a complex SoS level in a joint mission environment.
Additionally, the use of tailored visualization, modeling, analysis, and simulation techniques will be
introduced that enable assessment of capability/system/SoS performance and joint mission
effectiveness, refinement of joint capability test designs, and capability assessments pertaining to
SoS attributes, joint tasks, and joint mission desired effects. If you desire a robust understanding of
how to successfully test and evaluate joint capabilities in a complex joint mission environment this
session is for you.

Instructors: Tim Beach, Chief Analysis and Methods &Processes Development Division
             Dr. David Dryer, JTEM Systems Engineer Branch Chief
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Cost: $200

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.

Presented from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tutorial V

A Tutorial on Aircraft Nondestructive Testing and Validation


Who Should Attend?

This course is geared toward anyone who is responsible to design testing of materials or want to
learn more about nondestructive testing methods.

Overview:

For nearly 20 years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sponsored nondestructive
testing (NDT) research as part of its overall Aging Aircraft Research Program. This tutorial shall
provide an overview of the NDT methods traditionally used to ensure the structural integrity of the
civil aircraft fleet. Advanced and emerging NDT methods, including those employing remote
sensing and having implications toward structural health monitoring (SHM), shall also be
discussed. For each technology, the governing physical principles, general operation, and target
applications shall be described with reference to examples from the FAA program. Attendees will
also learn about a unique facility called the Airworthiness Assurance Nondestructive Inspection
(NDI) Validation Center (AANC) that is operated for the FAA by Sandia National Labs in
Albuquerque, NM. The AANC was established in 1991 for the sole purpose of validating improved
aircraft maintenance, inspection, and repair technologies. A discussion on how the AANC validates
new inspection methods and facilitates their tech transfer to industry shall also be provided.

Instructors:   Dave Galella, Inspection Systems R&D Manager, Federal Aviation Administration
               Dave Eisenmann, Assistant Scientist, Iowa State University
               Dr. Dennis Roach, Distinguished Staff Member, Sandia National Laboratory
               Mike Bode, Senior Staff Member, Sandia National Laboratory

Cost: $200

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.
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Presented from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tutorial VI

TENA and JMETC: Enabling Distributed Testing and Training

Who Should Attend?

A must attend session for any Program Manager, Systems Engineer, Test and Evaluation
Professional, and Acquisition Professional that wish to gain knowledge of TENA and JMETC.

Overview:

The Test and Training Enabling Architecture (TENA), developed as a CTEIP project to promote
range interoperability and range asset reuse, is being used by the Joint Mission Environment Test
Capability (JMETC) to enable distributed testing. JMETC is a distributed live, virtual, and
constructive testing capability with intent to support the acquisition community during program
development, testing, interoperability certification, and demonstration of customer-specific Net-
Ready Key Performance Parameter requirements. JMETC provides connectivity to the Services’
distributed test capabilities and simulations, as well as industry test resources. Using TENA, JMETC
has completed initial demonstrations, including Air Combat, Land Combat, and Information
Operations range integration. Also, JMETC has supported the USAF Integrated Collaborative
Environment summer 2007 distributed testing event, Integral Fire 2007, a distributed test event
involving all the military services and the U.S. Joint Forces Command and the Interoperability Test
and Evaluation Capability (InterTEC) test event, which significantly furthers the InterTEC goal of
providing the capability to construct, control, instrument, capture data from, and analyze a joint
C4ISR net centric test environment. Currently, JMETC is preparing for distributed tests with Joint
Battlespace Dynamic Deconfliction for Future Combat System, Single Integrated Air Picture which
will provide a single, shareable graphic depiction of the battlespace and CVN-21 which is designing
the aircraft carrier of the 21st century. This overview will address these distributed tests events as
well as the TENA/JMETC’s architecture, products, connectivity solutions, and on-going activities.

Instructors:   George Rumford, Lead Systems Engineer, JMETC
               Gene Hudgins, Lead TENA User Support

Fee: $200.00 per person (includes break)

Dress: Casual Attire

Educational Information: One Continuous Learning Point (CLP) will be given for each hour of
instruction. A certificate will be provided upon completion of the course. This course is open to
government and industry personnel.

Presented from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

				
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