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Accession Number ADA591339
Title Improving Program Success Through Systems Engineering Tools in Pre- Milestone B Acquisition Phase.
Publication Date Oct 2013
Media Count 27p
Personal Author D. Deitz S. Sarkani T. H. Holzer T. J. Eveleigh
Abstract Today, programs are required to do more with less. With 70 percent of a system's life-cycle cost set at pre-Milestone B, the most significant cost savings potential is prior to Milestone B. Pre-Milestone B efforts are usually reduced to meet tight program schedules. This article proposes a new Systems Engineering Concept Tool and Method (SECTM) that uses genetic algorithms to quickly identify optimal solutions. Both are applied to unmanned undersea vehicle design to show process feasibility. The method increases the number of alternatives assessed, considers technology maturity risk, and incorporates systems engineering cost into the Analysis of Alternatives process. While not validated, the SECTM would enhance the likelihood of success for sufficiently resourced programs.
Keywords Algorithms
Analysis of alternatives
Cost overruns
Cost reduction
Feasibility studies
Genetic algorithms
Life cycle costs
Naval architecture
Naval procurement
Pre-milestone b
Sectm(Systems engineering concept tool and method)
Systems engineering
Underwater vehicles
Unmanned undersea vehicles
Unmanned underwater vehicles
Uuv(Unmanned undersea vehicles)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
96 - Business & Economics
47A - Marine Engineering
Corporate Author Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1411
Contract Number N/A

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