Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a type of measurement system used to assess the maturity level of a particular technology. Each technology project is evaluated against the parameters for each technology level and is then assigned a TRL rating based on the projects progress.What are technology readiness assessments (TRA)?
Technology readiness assessments (TRA) are used to evaluate the maturity of technologies and whether they are developed enough to be incorporated into a system without too much risk. Technologies that are not as mature as recommended have been the source of program delays and cost increases.Why do we need a technology maturity guide?
This guide is intended to provide a better understanding of technology maturity and a framework for conducting high-quality TRAs. Relatively few federal agencies have guides for assessing a technology’s maturity and its readiness for integration into larger acquisition programs.