Technical feasibility


SECTION I: Testing



Has the R & D result been tested?


In laboratory




The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1


If yes



In what mode has the result been tested?

•             Prototype

•             Pilot Application

•             Alpha/BETA testing


Tested by a prototype which is usable but needs to be updated




1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results
The system is modular and testing was directed at testing the sensors, both individually and on the whole, by means of the remote station that acquires data on water. Data thus recovered by the remote device have been sent to the control station, which has a very complex software, that is what is subjected to more updating


If no:



Describe what type of testing the R&D result needs.
Detailed comment




1d. What is the time needed for testing?
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?



SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development



To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )
The team has internal resources, both in terms of people and of means, to bring the project to an end and finalize it for production




What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
The team is evaluating the possibility of enlarging its laboratories in order to start production/mechanical assembly, because the initial production deriving from the market requests should not be high




What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
For the production the team needs at least two additional technicians for the component assembly



Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.
The project is substantially defined; it needs further software development for subsequent tests in the sea to then start production.




SECTION 3: Deployment


Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
The system components are available mainly on the electrical and optical market




  • technologies, tools, machineries
Software development is made in house, while tools are standard ones. Some tools serve to verify the system




  • Staff effort
Depending on the market requests. For the moment two technicians shall be hired.






SECTION 4: Overall Assessment



What is your overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
Based on the number of tests, the conclusion is that the system works and at the present stage is able to reach the goals for which it was designed










Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far       X  
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team       X  
Current development stage         X
Overall technical feasibility         X




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