Accession Number : ADA269216

Title :   An Efficient Approach to Systems Evolution (EASE),

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER NEWPORT DIV RI

Personal Author(s) : Choinski, T. C. ; DePrimo, J. G.

Report Date : 06 AUG 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The Naval Underwater Warfare Center has undertaken the EASE, initiative to foster the application of fast paced, emerging commercial technology to the development and acquisition of affordable warfare systems. The initiative consists of new products and processes to foster the transition of new technologies into the fleet. New processes center on the creation of a Technology Insertion Environment which will provide the tools to make technology transitions practicable. The environment will address concerns including: logistics, concurrent engineering, rapid prototyping, requirements traceability, and simulation. To showcase the process, the EASE concept includes the development of two products using High Performance Computing and Communications technology. The Wide Aperture Array and the Non Penetrating Periscope provide the applications for HPCC technology. These applications individually require more than 10 GFLOPS sustained processing throughput and together demonstrate the suitability of HPCC technology for a broad range of DoD real-time processing functions like image processing, beamforming, database management and traditional signal processing.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERS, *COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, UNDERSEA WARFARE, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, ACQUISITION, EFFICIENCY, SUBMARINE PERISCOPES, SONAR.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Radio Communications
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE