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Technology Development

Advanced Technology Development

An Advanced Technology Development (ATD) is a Budget Activity (BA) 3 within a Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation account. ATD includes the development of subsystems and components and efforts to integrate subsystems and components into system prototypes for field experiments and/or tests in a simulated environment. ATD also includes Concept and Technology Demonstrations …

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Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA)

A Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) (Title 10 U.S.C. § 2366b) is a formal, metrics-based process and accompanying report that assesses the maturity of critical hardware and software technologies called Critical Technology Elements (CTE) to be used in systems. It is conducted by an Independent Review Team (IRT) of subject matter experts (SMEs). All DoD acquisition …

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Advanced Technology Demonstration

An Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) is a demonstration of the maturity and potential of advanced technologies for enhanced military operational capability or cost-effectiveness. They may provide early insights into available technologies for incorporation into developmental or mature, post-prototype systems. ATDs are identified, sponsored, and funded by Services and agencies. They follow Advanced Technology Development. [1] …

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Major Reviews

System Functional Review (SFR)

The System Functional Review (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 …

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