Technology Readiness Levels

Technology Readiness Levels

TRL levels and definitions are as follows:

  • TRL 1: Basic principles observed and reported.
  • TRL 2: Technology concept or application formulated.
  • TRL 3: Analytical and experimental critical function or characteristic proof-of-concept.
  • TRL 4: Technology basic validation in a laboratory environment.
  • TRL 5: Technology basic validation in a relevant environment.
  • TRL 6: Technology model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment.
  • TRL 7: Technology prototype demonstration in an operational environment.
  • TRL 8: Actual technology completed and qualified through test and demonstration.
  • TRL 9: Actual technology qualified through successful mission operations.

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