a. Provide a summary (preferably in a table or matrix format) of all key test and evaluation resources, both government and contractor, that will be used during the course of the acquisition program. Specifically, identify the following test resources:
(1)Test Articles. Identify the actual number of and timing requirements for all
test articles, including key support equipment and technical information
required for testing in each phase by major type of developmental test and
evaluation and operational test and evaluation. If key subsystems
(components, assemblies, subassemblies or software modules) are to be tested
individually, before being tested in the final system configuration,
identify each subsystem in the TEMP and the quantity required. Specifically
identify when prototype, engineering development, pre-production, or
production models will be used.
(2)Test Sites and
Instrumentation. Identify the specific test ranges/facilities to be used
for each type of testing. Compare the requirements for test
ranges/facilities dictated by the scope and content of planned testing with
existing and programmed test range/facility capability, and highlight any
major shortfalls, such as inability to test under representative natural
environmental conditions. Identify instrumentation that must be acquired
specifically to conduct the planned test program. Describe how environmental
compliance requirements will be met.
Equipment. Identify test support equipment that must be acquired
specifically to conduct the test program.
Representation. Identify the type, number, availability, and fidelity
requirements for all representations of the threat to be used in testing.
Compare the requirements for threat representations with available and
projected assets and their capabilities. Highlight any major shortfalls.
Each representation of the threat (target, simulator, model, simulation or
virtual simulation) shall be subjected to validation procedures to establish
and document a baseline comparison with its associated threat and to
determine the extent of the operational and technical performance
differences between the two throughout the life cycle of the threat
(5)Test Targets and
Expendables. Identify the type, number, and availability
requirements for all targets, weapons, flares, chaff, sonobuoys, smoke
generators, acoustic countermeasures, etc., that will be required for each
phase of testing. Identify any major shortfalls. Each threat target shall be
subjected to validation procedures, tailored to characteristics of interest,
in order to establish and document a baseline comparison with its associated
threat and to ascertain the extent of operational and technical performance
differences throughout the threat target.s life cycle.
Force Test Support. For each test and evaluation phase, identify the
type and timing of aircraft flying hours, ship steaming days, and on-orbit
satellite contacts/coverage, and other critical operating force support
Models and Testbeds. For each test and evaluation phase, identify the
models and simulations to be used, including computer-driven simulation
models and hardware/software-in-the-loop testbeds. Identify the resources
required to accredit their usage.
Requirements. Discuss requirements for any significant
non-instrumentation capabilities and resources such as: special data
processing/data bases, unique mapping/charting/geodesy products, extreme
physical environmental conditions or restricted/special use
Evaluation Funding Requirements. Estimate, by Fiscal Year and
appropriation line number (program element), the funding required to pay
direct costs of planned testing. State, by fiscal year, the funding
currently appearing in those lines (program elements). Identify any major
(10)Manpower/Personnel Training. Identify
manpower/personnel and training requirements and limitations that affect
test and evaluation execution.
b. The TEMP shall project the time-phased
test and test support resources necessary to accomplish development,
integration and demonstration testing and early operational assessment. The
TEMP shall estimate, to the degree known, the key resources necessary to
accomplish developmental test and evaluation, operational assessment, live
fire test and evaluation, and operational test and evaluation. These shall
include test and training ranges of the Major Range and Test Facility Base
(MRTFB), test equipment and facilities of the MRTFB, capabilities designated
by industry and academia, unique instrumentation, threat simulators, targets,
and modeling and simulation. As system acquisition progresses, the preliminary
test resource requirements shall be reassessed and refined and subsequent TEMP
updates shall reflect any changed system concepts, resource requirements, or
updated threat assessment. Any resource shortfalls which introduce significant
test limitations shall be discussed with planned corrective action outlined.
6. Annex A--BIBLIOGRAPHY
7. Annex B--ACRONYMS
8. Annex C--POINTS OF CONTACT