UH-60M Technology Readiness Level Assessment Methodology. 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?
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-10002.
2 - 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.
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
4 - Perform Assessment.
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
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 Weeks Track data for UH-60
Other Programs - 1 Week Contact for info/data
File Clerk - 2 Weeks Locate, Copy Data
TOTAL: 520 HR Engineering
80 HR Clerk