TRL Considerations Is system new or recap/upgrade with legacy documentation? Does Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) exist? If not, how will critical technologies be determined? What does “CRITICAL” technology mean to the system? Is the objective of the system understood by key players including OSD representatives? How do TRL definitions apply to specifics of system development?
UH-60M TRL Process 1 - Define “CRITICAL” technology. - Those vehicle technologies, components, or subsystems whose success or failure most significantly affect the ability of a fully integrated UH-60M to meet Block 1 key performance parameters (KPPs) as identified by the ORD and System Performance Specification, AVNS-PRF Using WBS, identify critical technologies for UH-60M. - Based on objectives of UH-60M Recap/Upgrade program, components of the WBS were selected as critical given improvements will be required in currently fielded UH-60 aircraft.
UH-60M TRL Process (cont.) 3 - Define TRL levels in relation to objectives of UH-60M. 7 Assigned to components which are currently undergoing qualification testing for an Army rotorcraft program but have not been fielded on the UH-60 platform except for qualification and testing. 8 Assigned to qualified components of other fielded UH-60 systems (UH-60Q). 9 Assigned to components currently fielded on UH-60L platform. 4 - Perform Assessment.
UH-60M TRL Process (cont.) 5 - Document results thoroughly. - Detailed information is necessary. - Focus on Spreadsheet which contains all relevant data. - Use one item as example and obtain all documentation. Element Level Standard Report Agency Date Results
UH-60M TRL Manpower Requirements The UH-60M Recap/Upgrade program consists of massive amounts of legacy documentation, which may be 20 years old and difficult to locate. Given this, the UH-60M TRL required: One Engineer - 8 Weeks Develop, track, coordinate, brief Two Engineers - 2 WeeksTrack data for UH-60 Other Programs - 1 WeekContact for info/data File Clerk - 2 WeeksLocate, Copy Data TOTAL: 520 HR Engineering 80 HR Clerk
UH-60M TRL Lessons Learned DOD contains minimal guidance and definition of TRL Assessment requirements. Establish POCs for involvement in process. Need coordination early to establish requirements for TRL Assessment. POCs must understand program objectives to achieve common results. Do not underestimate time or manpower required. TRL Assessment must be performed independently from Risk Assessment (required MS document) to capture essence of TRL Assessment.
ACAT1D program 5000 changed in between – TRL now a requirement A lot of the components are legacy components, TRL didn’t make a lot of sense Integrated master schedule –Process of mapping to WBS –1500 lines –Assigned govt person for each activity on that line –Likelihood versus consequences Software built for high, moderage –Cost, schedule, perform –40 risk abatement plans (sekorsky) –Pull down menu identifies into abatement plan