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The Developing Science and Technologies List (DSTL)
Author(s): Raymond V. Wick
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the Militarily Critical Technologies Program's (MCTP) Developing Science and Technologies List (DSTL) sponsored by the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E). It outlines the unique Technology Working Group (TWG) process developed by the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to support the MCTP and specifically the DSTL. It also outlines the approach used to determine the technologies that are included as well as how worldwide technology capability assessments are incorporated into the review process. As an example, this paper outlines the technology parameters associated with Deformable Mirrors and identifies how both military and commercial applications have an input into the TWG process. The membership of the TWGs is explained and its role identified. Each TWG has a broad base, including representatives from government, industry and academia who are technical experts in their respective fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6294, Infrared and Photoelectronic Imagers and Detector Devices II, 62940V (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.678923
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Raymond V. Wick, Institute for Defense Analyses (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6294:
Infrared and Photoelectronic Imagers and Detector Devices II
Randolph E. Longshore; Ashok Sood, Editor(s)

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