TRL5 - TECHNOLOGY READINESS
FIVE - Level 5 – Laboratory testing of integrated system
This may involve making sure the components supplied function, before fitting them to the Elizabeth Swann's floating hull. In other words, dry dock testing, rather than constructing an expensive test rig.
SCALE - The TRL scale is a metric for describing the maturity of a technology. The acronym stands for Technology Readiness Level. The scale consists of 9 levels. Each level characterises the progress in the development of a technology, from the idea (level 1) to the full deployment of the product in the marketplace (level 9).
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