A Performance-Based Technology Assessment Methodology to Support DoD Acquisition
ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL
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Many weapon system failures are attributed to premature transfer of technology to operational systems. Insufficient measures of assessing technology readiness are major contributors to such failures. This paper presents a methodology to measure the performance risk of technology in order to determine its transition readiness. This methodology is referred to as Technology Performance Risk Index TPRI. The TPRI can track technology readiness through a life cycle, or it can be used at a specific time to support a particular system milestone decision. The TPRI is computed using the performance requirements, the Degree of Difficulty DD, and the unmet performance. These components are combined in a closed- loop feedback manner to analytically calculate the performance risk. TPRI is illustrated by an example using published system requirements data.
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