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A Study on Readiness Assessment for The Acquisition of High Quality Weapon System (고품질 무기체계 획득을 위한 성숙도평가 방안 소개)

  • Kim, Hyun Woo;Woo, Soon;Jang, Bong Ki
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Quality Management
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    • v.41 no.3
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    • pp.395-404
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: Technology readiness assessment(TRA) used as a standard readiness assessment tool in the acquisition program of weapon system has some limitations in the comprehensive understanding of the complex system. Therefore, this research is intended to suggest a holistic maturity assessment method for the acquisition of high quality weapon system. Methods: Technology readiness level(TRL), manufacturing readiness level(MRL), integration readiness level(IRL) and system readiness level(SRL) developed to assess system maturities in the various aspects are compared and analyzed to draw an improvement avenue for the current readiness assessment method. Results: TRL, MRL, IRL and SRL have large differences in their maturity targets during the acquisition life cycle: technological performance, manufacturing capability, interface between components and total system, respectively. They complement one another's shortcomings Conclusion: To achieve a successful acquisition of high quality weapon system, multi-dimensional readiness assessment is required. Therefore, comprehensive readiness assessment using TRL, MRL, IRL and SRL will contribute to the acquisition of high quality weapon system through the accurate maturity information of overall system.

Calculation TRL using Integration Readiness Between Technologies for Supporting Technology-transition of Defense Technologies to the Defense Weapons System (국방시스템 기술전이지원을 위한 기술성숙도 도출에 관한 연구)

  • Bae, Yoon-Ho;Choi, Seok-Cheol
    • Korean Management Science Review
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    • v.26 no.3
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    • pp.157-167
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    • 2009
  • Technology transition from defense technology to weapon system is an important process for defense acquisition program. Many countries such as USA, UK, Australia and Republic of Korea use technology readiness level (TRL) as a tool for technology transition by identifying critical technology elements (CTEs) and assessing the technology maturity. In this paper we review a transition process for the defense acquisition. Then we suggest a method to evaluate system's TRL using each component TRL and integration readiness level (IRL) between each technologies. We apply the method to an ACTD project. A result show that technology maturity is influenced by integration between technologies.

Transition of ACTD by Measuring the Technology Readiness Level (기술성숙도 측정을 통한 ACTD 과제 전이 결정에 관한 연구)

  • Bae, Yoon-Ho;Choin, Seok-Cheol;Moon, Hee-Seung
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.60-69
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    • 2009
  • Recently, request far application of advanced commercial technology to the defense acquisition process, to reduce the budget and shorten development time, has been increased. To accomplish these goals, the Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration(ACTD) is used for the defense acquisition process in Korea. And User Utility Assessment is tested to make a decision for transition to acquisition process. But this process does not include measurement of technology maturity and impacts of interface and interaction among the technologies. In this research, we propose the needs of measurement of TRL and IRL and application of SRL to reduce the risk during development phase, to understand the relations of technologies, and to fulfill the requirement far transition of the ACTD project to system development and demonstration process.

Technology Readiness Level Assignment to Industrial Plant System Life Cycle

  • Salim, Shelly;Jo, Raehyeok;Lee, Taekyeong;Lee, Joongyoon
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Systems Engineering
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    • v.11 no.2
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    • pp.1-11
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    • 2015
  • During the industrial plant system life cycle, required technologies are developed and assessed to analyze their performance, risks and costs. The assessment is called technology readiness assessment (TRA) and the measure of readiness is called technology readiness level (TRL). The TRL consists of 9 levels and through the TRL assessment, the technology to be developed and its components are assigned to their appropriate TRL. TRL assessment should be performed in each life cycle stages to monitor the technology readiness and analyze the potential risks and costs. However, even though the concept of TRL has been largely adopted by numerous organizations and industry, direct and clear assignment of target TRL for each life cycle stage has been overlooked. Direct mapping/assignment of target TRL for each life cycle has benefits as follow: (1) the technical risks condition of each life cycle stage can be better understood, (2) cost incurred if the technology development is failed can be analyzed in each life cycle stage, and (3) more effective decision making because the technology readiness achievement for each life cycle stages is agreed beforehand. In this paper, we propose a steel-making plant system life cycle and TRL assignment to each of the system life cycle stage. By directly assigning target TRL for each life cycle stages, we look forward to a more coordinated (in terms of exit criteria) and highly effective (in terms of technical risks identification and eventually prevent project failure) technology development and assessment processes.

An Analysis of the Applicability of Technical Risk Index in the Weapons System Research & Development Projects (무기체계 연구개발사업에서 기술적 위험지표 적용 가능성 분석)

  • Lee, Sunhun;Kim, Minjun
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology
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    • v.20 no.6
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    • pp.835-843
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    • 2017
  • The Technology Readiness Assessment(TRA) has the advantage of identifying immature technologies in promoting weapon system research and development project. However, a more diverse set of information is required for the determination of phase shift and technical risk management for weapons system R&D projects. In this paper, we investigate the various indexes the various indexes proposed to overcome the limitations of the Technology Readiness Level(TRL) and analyze the possibility of applying to the actual weapons system R&D projects. Based on the analysis, it was possible to provide additional information that could not be presented in TRA using technical risk indexes other than TRL, confirming that it could be used for technical risk management for weapons system R&D projects.

IT Industry Competitiveness and e-Readiness Level of Korean Economy (한국의 IT 산업 경쟁력과 IT 활용 수준 분석)

  • Park, Kyung-Hye
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.7 no.2
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    • pp.35-41
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    • 2009
  • The information technology, in the digital economy era, does a very important role not only for the country's administrative management innovation but also for the business and for the everyday life. Specifically, the e-business for the company or organization is defined as "using the Internet and IT, rescheduling of business process management activities to increase productivity and efficiency and to create new business opportunities." Thanks to the Korea's recent efforts, overall level of informatization and digitalization is able to receive high praise. But the e-business readiness (e-readiness) level is still expected a lot of room for improvement. In this paper, I try to analyze the informatization level of Korea's by the EIU's e-business readiness index and IT industry competitiveness index, to prepare a full-scale e-business era of global competitiveness through any preparation that could do to improve the situation from the analysis of statistical data.

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Global IT Industry Competitiveness and e-Readiness of Korean Economy (한국의 글로벌 IT산업 경쟁력과 이비즈니스 준비도)

  • Park, Kyung-Hye
    • Proceedings of the Korea Society for Industrial Systems Conference
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    • pp.48-53
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    • 2008
  • The information technology, in the digital economy era, does a very important role not only for the country's administrative management innovation but also for the business and for the everyday life. Specifically, the e-business for the company or organization is defined as "using the Internet and IT, rescheduling of business process management activities to increase productivity and efficiency and to create new business opportunities." Thanks to the Korea's recent efforts, overall level of informatization and digitalization is able to receive high praise. But the e-business readiness (e-readiness) level is still expected a lot of room for improvement. In this paper, I try to analyze the informatization level of Korea's by the EIU's e-business readiness index and IT industry competitiveness index, to prepare a full-scale e-business era of global competitiveness through any preparation that could do to improve the situation from the analysis of statistical data.

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Success and Failure Factors of Technology Commercialization: A Korean Case

  • Kim, Chan-Ho;Ko, Chang-Ryong
    • Asian Journal of Innovation and Policy
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    • v.3 no.1
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    • pp.25-49
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    • 2014
  • We wanted to show the different group dynamics of factors for success and failure cases for technology commercialization in small technology-based firms. Existing studies are based on product level, project level, division level or firm level. We deal with technology level, and at small-technology-based firms. This is a longitudinal case study based on 8 cases from Korea. Our study on technology level is a first trial in success and failure studies unlike all existing studies. As a first step, we introduced new categories and factors such as technology attributes and CEO reflecting data, and especially a new concept of launch readiness level. Finally, we adopted correspondence analysis to show the group dynamics. The results are as follows; Technology factors are the most important factors. Second, resource-based factors are more critical in failure cases than success cases and technology factors are more critical to success.

A Study on the Methodology of Manufacturing Readiness Levels(MRLs) 8 of Manufacturing Readiness Assessment(MRA) (제조성숙도평가 MRL8 평가 방법론에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Ji Hyeog;Jung, Yeong Tak;Lim, Jae Seong
    • Journal of the Korea Academia-Industrial cooperation Society
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    • v.18 no.6
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    • pp.609-619
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    • 2017
  • A Manufacturing Readiness Assessment (MRA) was adapted to prevent the probable ascending expense, poor quality, and delay from the development to production phase and assess the level of manufacturing readiness in 2012. Consequently, there are positive effects on improving the quality to identify the manufacturing risks during the production of military supplies and manage the issues in advance. On the other hand, because the appraisee is becoming accustomed to preparing for MRA checklists tailoring, it was found to intensify the MRA points more than before, which damages the goal of the MRA. This paper proposes the quantitative MRA methodology using MWV (Manufacturing Readiness Level 8 Weighted Value) to define and measure the HOM8, DOM8, ICOM8, and M8RA to reflect the history of MRA, the difficulties of MRA checklists, the intrinsic cruciallity and risk assessment of program, which can overcome the problems mentioned before. This paper shows the MWV of four weapon system programs to be carried out and an analysis of the proposed MRL 8 methodology.

A Study on the Risk Management of Core Technology R&D Project using Degree of Difficulty and Technology Readiness Level (기술난이도와 기술성숙도를 이용한 핵심기술 연구개발 위험도 관리에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Taehyung
    • Journal of the Korea Institute of Military Science and Technology
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    • v.19 no.6
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    • pp.789-796
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    • 2016
  • In the Core Technology R&D of the defence area, the development of the related core element technology could be the foundation to develop advanced weapon system in the future. But it might make various problems if you can not accurately define the TRL of the element technology. In other words, if the technology is not sufficiently mature and then the project starts, it might require an increase in the development period and additional cost. Finally the system will be in an incomplete state and result in user dissatisfaction and the project failure. Therefore it is a very important task to properly assess the TRL for a successful project. In this study, We propose the method for risk management of core technology R&D project of the defence area using the QFD process with degree of difficulty and technology readiness level. It is also presented the process to determine the risk level using TRL and Degree of difficulty. Finally We apply this method to UGV system for verifying the result of this study.