Delivering Research Results to the DTRA CMR R&D Testbed
SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP MCLEAN VA
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The purpose of the Research and Development Testbed RD Testbed at the Defense Threat Reduction Agencys DTRA Center for Monitoring Research CMR is to improve nuclear explosion monitoring capability by supporting the RD community with a wide range of activities and resources and providing environments for testing and evaluating promising research results at a wide range of scales. For certain deliverables, DTRA directs its sponsored researchers to deliver their research results to the RD Testbed. Results delivered to the RD Testbed are permanently archived in a manner that facilitates access by other researchers. In addition, the RD Testbed provides a facility to evaluate such research results and, if desired, integrate them into other software systems and subsystems. For example deliverables are both integrated into software for delivery to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organizations International Data Centre and also transitioned to the US Air Force Technical Applications Center AFTAC at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida for routine worldwide nuclear explosion test monitoring. The purpose of this paper is to formally document the established procedures of the DTRA CMR RD Testbed. A key component for success of the RD Testbed is the delivery, test, and acceptance of results from the RD community. In general, the RD Testbed expects four types of deliveries technical reports, data to receive and store, software components to evaluate and possibly integrate, and parametric results such as Source Specific Station Corrections to evaluate and integrate.
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