Ship Systems Initiatives Justification and Prioritization

Period of Performance: 01/01/1984 - 12/31/1984

$478K

Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

System Enhancement SVC CO (sesco)
1235 S. Jefferson Davis Hwy - Ste 100
Arlington, VA 22202
Principal Investigator

Abstract

NAVSEA SHIP/SYSTEMS INITIATIVES DEVELOPMENT (SID) PROGRAM IDENTIFIES SHORTFALLS AND INEFFICIENCIES IN EXISTING OR PROJECTED SHIP SYSTEMS THROUGH A RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT OF THE CAPABILITIES OF FUTURE U.S. NAVY BATTLE GROUPS/BATTLE FORCES. FOR RATIONAL ALLOCATION OF LIMITED RESOURCES TO RESOLUTION OF THESE SHORTFALLS AND INEFFICIENCIES, CANDIDATE R&D INITIATIVES MUST BE IDENTIFIED AMONG NUMEROUS SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS. THEY MUST BE EXAMINED FOR APPLICABILITY AND THEN METHODICALLY JUSTIFIED AND PRIORITIZED ON THE BASIS OF MILITARY WORTH. PHASE I OF THIS EFFORT DESCRIBED AND PROVIDED AN INITIAL DEMONSTRATION OF A METHOD FOR ACHIEVING THIS PRIORITIZATION, DEFINING MILITARY WORK IN TERMS OF PERFORMANCE, ACHIEVABILITY, AND AFFORDABILITY. PHASE II WILL (1) ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY AND BROAD APPLICABILITY OF THE METHOD THROUGH SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION TO GENERATE PRIORITIZED CANDIDATE R&D INITIATIVES FOR RESOLUTION OF BATTLE GROUP/ BATTLE FORCE SHORTFALL IDENTIFIED IN THE SID PROCESS, (2) REFINE THE METHOD ON THE BASIS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THESE PRIORITIZATIONS, AND (3) FORMULATE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR AUTOMATING SELECTED ASPECTS OF THE METHOD. THE IDENTIFICATION OF PRIORITIZED R&T INITIATIVES IN THE SBIR PHASE I AND SID ANALYSIS EFFORTS HAVE RESULTED IN A FIRM COMMITMENT BY THE NAVY TO CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE SID AND SID DERIVATIVE METHODOLOGIES UNDER P.E. 62543N IN FY 85 AND BEYOND. THE METHOD IS EXPECTED TO BE DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO NAVY R&T PLANNING AND RDT&E PROGRAMMING.