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dc.contributor.authorBoudreau, Michael W.
dc.date30 April 2006
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:12:54Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:12:54Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33156
dc.descriptionProceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the mid-1990s, the submarine community recognized the impending loss of US technical superiority in submarine acoustics when foreign submarines began to exhibit major reduction in noise signature. This resulted in a critical need to improve acoustic sensing systems to better recognize foreign submarines. Although new capability was critically needed, required resources were not available to support the developmental effort. Critical need and the absence of sufficient funding constituted a crisis''demanding a revolutionary approach to achieve necessary technological improvement. The approach came to be called A-RCI''Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion, which might be characterized in the following manner. A-RCI used modular open-system architecture (MOSA). Hardware and software would progress on different paths and timelines. Key interfaces, standards, and protocols would be rigorously controlled as necessary to insure that different modules would work together. Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS) purchases would be encouraged, and software reuse would be accomplished where feasible. Innovative solutions would be sought from a deliberately broadened array of participants, including defense contractors, Government labs, academia, and small business. Technical performance would be demonstrated by testing against known real-world performance standards. Technical decisions would be validated by peer review.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.titleAcoustic Rapid COTS Insertion -- Case Studyen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.subject.authorCommercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)en_US
dc.subject.authorAcoustic Rapid COTS Insertionen_US
dc.subject.authorModular Open-system Architecture (MOSA)en_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-06-071


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