A System Maturity Index for Decision Support in Life Cycle Acquisition
STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND ENTERPRISES
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In the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA and the Department of Defense DoD the Technology Readiness Level TRL scale is a measure of maturity of an individual technology, with a view towards operational use in a system context. A comprehensive set of concerns becomes relevant when this metric is abstracted from an individual technology to a system context, which may involve interplay among multiple technologies that are integrated through a systems engineering process. This research proposes the development of a system-focused approach for managing system development and making effective and efficient decisions during a systems engineering process. This research will present a System Readiness Level SRL index that incorporates both the current TRL scale and the concept of an Integration Readiness Level IRL and provide a method for determining current and future readiness of a system to determine its potential position in the systems engineering process.
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