Accession Number:

ADA525441

Title:

Transitioning Technology to Naval Ships

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 2010

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-06-18

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Transitioning technology from the academic and industrial research environment to installation on USN ships is a complex process that intersects five domains The ST Community, the Resource Sponsors, the Acquisition and Engineering Community, Industry, and the Fleet. This paper presents both the current model and an alternate model for technology transition. These models reflect three drivers for inserting a new technology into a given system filling a military capability gap, exploiting technology opportunities, and managing risk across a portfolio of systems. A discussion of how the different domains impact the processes is also included. The paper continues with a discussion of technology transition challenges, provides technology transition examples, and offers recommendations to improve the process.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE