Accession Number:

ADA530242

Title:

A Systems Approach to Expanding the Technology Readiness Level within Defense Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STEVENS INST OF TECH HOBOKEN NJ SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND ENTERPRISES

Report Date:

2009-03-20

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This paper proposes the use of a new Systems Readiness Level SRL scale for managing system development and for making effective and efficient decisions during the defense acquisition process. This scale incorporates both the current Technology Readiness Level TRL of the Department of Defense DoD and the concept of an Integration Readiness Level IRL developed by Stevens Institute of Technology. The paper describes the foundations for the SRL and how it is formulated it also demonstrates the SRLs application within the defense acquisition process using a sample case with notional readiness values.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE