Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion

Report Number: NPS-AM-06-071

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Commercial Off-the-shelf (COTS)

Report Series: Proceedings Paper

Authors: Michael W. Boudreau

Title: Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion

Published: 2006-04-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: NPS Faculty

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Keywords: A-RCI


n the mid-1990s, the submarine community recognized the impending loss of US technical superiority in submarine acoustics when foreign submarines began to exhibit major reduction in noise signature. This resulted in a critical need to improve acoustic sensing systems to better recognize foreign submarines. Although new capability was critically needed, required resources were not available to support the developmental effort. Critical need and the absence of sufficient funding constituted a crisis