Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Operational Sciences
Alan W. Johnson, PhD.
This research develops a method to measure the cost to society of current maintenance policy for the exchange of tritium based limited life components within nuclear weapons. The incentives for the Department of Energy and Department of Defense which causes either a substantial cost or substantial risk to be accepted by either Department. A simulation model is created to measure the current policy and compare it to different policies in order to recommend a policy that would minimize the cost to society. The measurement of the cost to society will offer decision makers insight into the ramifications of their decisions.
DTIC Accession Number
Mason, Michael P., "Cost Versus Risk: The Policy of Nuclear Weapon Maintenance of Tritium Based Limited Life Components" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 1647.