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Document Type:Major Paper
Name:Larry Reynolds Moss
Email address:Moss_Larry@hq.navsea.navy.mil
URN:1997/00112
Title:FLEET INTRODUCTION PROJECT FOR THE UNITED STATES NAVY'S NEXT GENERATION BATHYTHERMOGRAPH RECORDER SYSTEM
Degree:Master of Science
Department:Systems Engineering
Committee Chair: Professor Ken Harmon
Chair's email:harmonk@vt.edu
Committee\ Members:Dr. Kimberly P. Ellis
Mr. Dave K. Howard
Keywords:Service Life Extension Program (SLEP), Fleet Support Initiative (FSI), Commercial-off-the Shelf (COTS), Non-developmental Items (NDI), Technology Insertion Re-engineering / Electronic Re-packaging, Acquisition Reform Open Systems Architecture (OSA)
Date of defense:April 25, 1997
Availability:Release the entire work immediately worldwide.

Abstract:

The following report presents the preliminary design and prototype development phase of a technology insertion program implemented by this author to extend the service life and to improve the performance of the United States Navyís Bathythermograph Data Recorder System onboard Submarines (AN/BQH-7) and Surface Ships (AN/BQH-7A). The performance upgrade will increase the Fleet Userís ability to measure sonar performance and will provide more accurate salinity measurements used for submarine ballasting and control. This project is unique not necessarily because Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) and Non-Developmental Item (NDI) componentry is being used but because the focus is on developing a systems engineering process model for (1) the implementation of COTS and NDI technologies in an open systems architecture environment, (2) a maintenance, sparing, and life cycle support model for COTS and NDI programs, and (3) a periodic technology insertion plan for keeping pace with COTS and NDI technology advances and configuration changes. It is intended that this report be used in the future as a good example of the successful implementation of Acquisition Reform and DoD 5000.2B initiatives.

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