Technology Readiness Level
Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) are a method of estimating technology maturity of critical technology elements of a product.
They are determined during a Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) that examines program concepts, technology requirements, and demonstrated technology capabilities. TRL are based on a scale of 1 to 9 with 9 being the most mature technology. The use of TRLs enables consistent, uniform, discussions of technical maturity across different types of technology.