Identifying and Assessing Life-Cycle-Related Critical Technology Elements (CTEs) for Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs)
Final rept. Dec 2005-Oct 2006
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
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