WHEN WE WERE CHATTING EARLIER, YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT
HOW YOU CAN HELP PUSH A PROJECT FORWARD WHEN IT GETS UNDER AN ACCELERATED
SCHEDULE, WHAT TRW CAN DO?
Well, one of the reasons we're here is that the whole FEL
technology, in order to get it in the field in any reasonable time, requires
an overlap of the activities that you would normally do. And so by bringing
an industrial company in and participating in the experiments and the
preliminary design and all those kinds of things that might normally go
along in the laboratory, we have an opportunity to put our perspective in
earlier so that when the device, the project, is ready to field it already
accommodates a number of the priorities that the end user would be looking
for. We're used to dealing with that kind of thing, whereas the laboratory
is only interested, not only, they're usually interested, in validating
their science. And the engineering that they would put into an experimental
device is just sufficient in order to do that.