Concept Development (Current Phase)
Creates the foundational plan to enable further design and deployment
Progress Gate: Is the concept ready for deployment?
Phase 2: Design/Deploy/Test
Detailed design and deployment followed by testing to ensure deployment functions as intended (both technically and institutionally)
Progress Gate: Does the system function as planned?
Phase 3: Maintain/Operate
Focus is on assessing the performance of the deployed system
Post Pilot Operations (CV tech integrated into operational practice)
Schedule discusses how these sites
move forward and the overall schedule.
Overall timeframe is a 50 month window.
Phase 1: good concept development
phase important to reduce risk of failure
after deployment. This period includes
planning for how to measure impacts, ensure
safety, train participants for operations, etc. Completion of concept development phase ends with the Comprehensive Deployment Plan which essentially answers the progress gate question of whether the concept is ready for deployment or not.
If yes, 20 month design/deploy/test
phase follows, where there is more
detailed design and the system is tested
both technically and institutionally.
If the system functions in a safe
and effective manner, a progress gate
leads to the maintain and operate phase
for the next 18 months this is where the
benefits assessment and performance measurement
will most likely occur.