ARGUS EDS System Qualification Test Plan

This system qualification test plan describes test and evaluation activities required to assure that the ARGUS Explosives Detection System prototypes developed by multiple Grantees under Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, and any prototype tendered by other Offerors to an ARGUS production contract, are ready to be considered for procurement. The goal of these tests is to evaluate ARGUS designs with respect to all system requirements published within the original solicitation, as updated in the Test and Evaluation Master Plan DOT/FAA/AR-01/38 (ARGUS TEMP), with the exception of effectiveness requirements for certification. No system will be considered ready for procurement that does not successfully pass the System Qualification Test (SQT). The ARGUS SQT Lead, assigned by the ARGUS Project Manager (Development), will be responsible for the conduct of the test. Segment Leads, who are responsible for testing defined segments of the requirements list, will assist the SQT Test Lead. The ARGUS Project Manager will certify whether a particular system is recommended for Operational Utility Evaluation (OUE), based on the results of the SQT. The ARGUS SQT Configuration Control Board (SQTCCB) will assure the integrity of the test results and certify to the Security Equipment Configuration Control Board that the results apply to the documented configuration of the units tested. The schedule will be expedited wherever possible and driven by the readiness of prototypes for testing. For example, one segment of requirements will be tested during the airport data collection task before certification. However, some requirements cannot be tested until after the system under test has been certified. Those requirements will be tested at an airport after Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certification Testing at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.

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    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aviation Research
    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center
    Aviation Research Division
    Atlantic City International Airport, NJ  United States  08405
  • Authors:
    • Fabry, David J
    • Aishton, Thomas H
  • Publication Date: 2001-9


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01742396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FAA/AR-01/92
  • Contract Numbers: DTFA03-98-D-00013
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2020 9:36AM