Accession Number:

ADA465212

Title:

Identifying and Assessing Life-Cycle-Related Critical Technology Elements (CTEs) for Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 2005-Oct 2006

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Life-cycle-related technologies affect system supportability cost andor time. Such technologies affect military capability and are a key determinant of life-cycle costs. Because these technologies are not emphasized in the current Technology Readiness Assessment TRA process this document is intended to improve the focus on life-cycle-related technologies in TRAs. It suggests questions that should be asked during critical technology identification to highlight whether the allocated baseline design configuration contains life-cycle-related critical technology elements CTEs. It also provides additional supporting information that corresponds to the various Technology Readiness Levels TRLs that are used to assess the maturity of life-cycle-related technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE