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Applied Design of Experiments (DOE) II: Applied DOE for Test and Evaluation

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Course Title: Applied Design of Experiments (DOE) II: Applied DOE for Test and Evaluation
Program ID: DEF 5007P Subject: Test & Evaluation


Registration DeadlineSection DatesFormat & LocationCEUsFeeStatus
Sep 22, 2015 (Tue)Sep 22, 2015 (Tue) - Sep 24, 2015 (Thu)Atlanta (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center) (this is an onsite course)2.10$1,250OPEN

Meeting Times
On the first day, check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 (8:30 AM-4:30 PM)

Alternate Rates

  • $625 -- Georgia Tech Employees
  • 10% Group discount available for companies that register 3 or more people at the same time.  Download our group registration form to register your group.



Course Description

Study lessons and case studies of the application of Design of Experiments (DOE) in Test and Evaluation (T&E). Learn the perspectives of both statisticians and Department of Defense testers on how DOE can be effectively applied to test design and overall system evaluation. Begin with a basic overview of statistic principles and hypothesis testing, then concentrate on test designs, analyzing data from tests, and how to handle difficulties that arise in test plans. Specific difficulties of interest will include limited live tests, combining live and virtual test data, working with very large test spaces, and analyzing systems with discontinuous or nonlinear responses.

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn how to apply DOE to test design and interpret analysis for evaluation.
  • Understand how to reduce the many potential input variables through literature searches, talking to experts, combining, and screening, if necessary, in order to get down to the vital few inputs
  • Know alternative scientific approaches – including DOE – that can yield information about the outputs relative to the inputs
  • Decide on the correct DOE design to use, if appropriate, for a particular problem
  • Learn how to recover from difficulties encountered in analyzing test results
  • Know how to portray DOE methods in Test Plans and DOE results in Test Reports

What Is Covered

  • Basic Statistics Principles such as Mean, Variance, Power, Confidence Intervals, Factors, and Design Templates
  • Selecting the Best Design for a Test
  • Creating a Test Hypothesis Based on Requirements
  • Parameterization
  • Proper Use of Modeling and Simulation:

    • Test Selection Purposes
    • Data Result Purposes
  • Use the Course Skills in Up to Three Test Cases:

    • Missile Testing (Limited Live Tests)
    • Radar Susceptibility (Nonlinear, Deterministic Responses)
    • Intelligent Vehicle (Large Test Domain, Stochastic Responses)

Course Materials

Each participant will receive course notes.


Design of Experiments (DOE) I: Introduction to DOE (DEF 5003) or equivalent is required.

Course Administrator

Steven "Flash" Gordon

Course Agenda

Day One

  • Basic DOE Overview
  • Test Design Principles

Day Two

  • Case Study 1 – Missile Tracking Test
  • Case Study 2 – Intelligent UGV

Day Three

  • Optional Case Study 3 – Software Testing
  • Q and A for issues faced by students

Certificate Information

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