R&D thru Product Development & Production
ARC typically follows a commercialization technology readiness process when determining the appropriate approach for project quotation and management. Numerous models exist, two of which are shown below.
The Typical Commercialization Chart is useful for straightforward projects with limited Phase 1 and 2 activities where there is much to be learned and revisions are more numerous. These are low Research and more Development projects. This said, ARC takes projects from Prototypes (TRL2) on through to Low Volume Production (10,000 – 30,000 annually) (TRL9).
The TRL model is better for more complex projects with extended research and prototyping activity. This model applies to SBIR/STTR projects from such government agencies as DoD, DOE, NASA, NIH and NIST as well as larger and more complex commercial projects.