Systems Engineering Technical Review (SETR) Process is an iterative program timeline that maps the technical reviews to the acquisition process described in DoD 5000 documentation. Below are the major technical reviews that are required during the acquisition process.
System Requirements Review (SRR)
The SRR is a technical review conducted during the Technology Development (TD) Phase to determine the progress a program has made in defining system-level requirements. This review determines the progress of the systems engineering effort and if the effort is on track with meeting the capability needs defining in the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD). The SRR is used during the Milestone B review to determine if a program can process into the Engineering Manufacturing and Development (EMD) Phase.
Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
The PDR is a technical review conducted during the Technology Development (TD) Phase to determine if a system is ready to proceed into detailed design. It determines if the current preliminary system design meets the stated performance requirements within cost, schedule and risk. It also ensures that each function in the functional baseline has been allocated to one or more system configuration items.
Critical Design Review (CDR)
The CDR is a technical review conducted during the EMD Phase to determine if a system can proceed into fabrication, demonstration, and test and can meet the stated performance requirements within cost, schedule, and risk. This review assesses the system’s final design for each configuration item in the system’s product baseline to ensure it has been captured in the detailed design documentation.
System Functional Review (SFR)
The SFR is a technical review to ensure that the system’s functional baseline is established and can satisfy the requirements of the Initial Capabilities Document (ICD) or draft Capability Development Document (CDD) within the currently allocated budget and schedule. It also determines whether the system’s lower-level performance requirements are fully defined and consistent with the system concept and whether lower-level systems requirements trace to top-level system performance requirements. The SFR is conducted during the Technology Development Phase of a program.
System Verification Review (SVR)
The SVR is a product and process assessment to ensure the system under review can proceed into Low-Rate Initial Production and Full-Rate production within cost, schedule, risk, and other system constraints. It assesses the system functionality and determines if it meets the functional requirements in the Capability Development Document (CDD) and draft Capability Production Document (CPD) documented in the functional baseline. The SVR establishes and verifies final product performance and provides inputs to the CPD.
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