Accession Number:

ADA142384

Title:

R&D Testing of Hull, Mechanical and Electrical Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Adequate testing prior to Operational Test and Evaluation and subsequent introduction to the end user is of critical importance in the development of effective shipboard systems. The same rigor and discipline that Electronics Systems engineers place on the testing of their equipment should also be applied in the development of HME systems. Increasing demands are being placed on the engineers responsible for development of new shipboard equipment and systems for their improved efficiency, reliability, performance, and reduced weight. These competing demands emphasize the necessity for careful test planning. This paper describes the essential elements of adequate planning for Test and Evaluation TE of new ship systems. These elements include the following 1 the relationship between TE and the acquisition process 2 adequate technical scope and realistic scheduling of TE 3 realistic funding projections and 4 good working relationships with Government TE activities outside headquarters such as labs, field activities and the Test Facility. Also discussed are a number of recent HME RD programs to illustrate the different types of TE phases such as factory testing, land-based test site testing, and shipboard testing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE