Accession Number : ADA550927


Title :   Advanced Development Associated with the Glider Technology Transition Initiative


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 10 Jun 2005-30 Sep 2009


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB


Personal Author(s) : Lee, Craig ; Bogue, Neil M


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a550927.pdf


Report Date : 08 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : The Glider TTl had two primary impacts: it accelerated the transition of underwater gliders to operational status at the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, ai1d it supported the Littoral Battlespace Sensing Fusion and integration (LBSF&l) Program of Record in its acquisition program Littoral Battlespace Sensing Gliders (LBS-G). In addition to the improvements to gliders achieved under the tasks outlined in the report, the Glider TTl directly supported the LBS-G acquisition program. The Glider TTl supported the preparation and review of glider specification, requirement, and test documents in the early stages of the acquisition process. The Glider TTl contributed to the commercialization of the first generation glider technology: each glider type had at least one commercial provider capable of bidding on the LBS-G solicitation.


Descriptors :   *GLIDERS , *RECONNAISSANCE , *SURVEILLANCE , ACCELERATED TESTING , ACQUISITION , BATTLEFIELDS , DETECTION , IMPACT , INTEGRATION , LITTORAL ZONES , NAVY , PREPARATION , REQUIREMENTS , SPECIFICATIONS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TRANSITIONS


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE