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AEB Online Calculator for Assessing Technology Maturity: IMATEC

Xavier Jr, Ademir; Veloso, Aline; Souza, Juliano; Kaled C�s, Pedro; Cappelletti, Chantal

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Ademir Xavier Jr

Aline Veloso

Juliano Souza

Pedro Kaled C�s

Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering


This paper exposes initially the motivations for developing a TRL online calculator by AEB (Brazilian Space Agency; in Portuguese, Agência Espacial Brasileira). Such motivations demand the tool to be a way not only to assess the TRL condition of operational space missions and systems, but also as a method of evaluating and sharing proposals with new technological content. The TRL methodology and its relation to risk management are discussed. The development phases of the IMATEC Lite application are then described, with emphasis to the data handling structure capable of storing the user product model. A result of technology assessment using the software is detailed by presenting the PBS of the SERPENS 1 mission nanosatellite. The prospects of using the tool for judging the acceptability of new missions and projects are discussed, as well as some of the encountered difficulties.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 22, 2019
Online Publication Date Apr 3, 2020
Publication Date 2020
Deposit Date Aug 3, 2020
Publicly Available Date Aug 4, 2020
Journal Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management
Print ISSN 2175-9146
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Article Number e1320
Keywords Aerospace Engineering
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