Critical Design Review
The Critical Design Review (CDR) is the third of three design reviews. The time between PDR and CDR should be used to finalize the design of your payload. CDR marks the point in a design where all major components have been decided on. By CDR all schematics are complete, all wiring diagrams are complete, most mechanical drawings are complete, mechanical assemblies have been completed, software flow is fully defined, and all other subsystems are clearly defined and meet their design to specifications. Reviewers should walk away from a CDR feeling comfortable that the project will succeed. Ask yourself... If I were funding this project, would I sign the check? Again, all design reviews are due per the schedule and can be submitted directly to Shawn Carroll.