Wearables Quest Resources





Design Reviews dates:

CoDR - Week of October 28-Nov 1

PDR - Week of December 2-6

CDR - Week of February 10-14


Design Review Templates:

CoDR Template

PDR Template 

CDR Templete 



Conceptual Design Review (CoDR)

Below is the template for the CoDR presentation. The purpose of this review is to meet your team and for you to demonstrate that you have a plan moving forward in the program. Do you understand the objective? Can you define minimum success? Show an understanding and requirements of your wearable at the "block" level. Presenting the pros and cons, feasibility, and conformity to the mission requirements will constitute a successful CoDR. Please feel free to use this directly for your CoDR. If you choose to use your own format, please ensure that the information in the provided template is included.  


Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) is the second of three major design reviews. The time between CoDR and PDR should be used to start initial research and further feasibility studies on the architectures presented at CoDR. By PDR, you should be able to justify the architecture that will solve the design problem. It is essential that after PDR there is a clear understanding of the final system architecture as well as its feasibility. Additionally, it should be clearly demonstrated that all project and system level requirements can be met by this architecture. PDR is the last sign off before modeling and mock up begin. Be sure that you leave "off-ramps" in your design in case the scope ends up being larger than what can be accomplished in the time frame allotted.  


Critical Design Review (CDR)

The Critical Design Review (CDR) is the final gate in the design process. The time between PDR and CDR should be used to finalize the design of your wearable. 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, all other subsystems are clearly defined and meet their design to specifications, and plans are in place for the manufacturing and testing of the project. Key results of final analysis and prototyping should also bring confidence to areas of high risk presented at PDR. New risks (and potential mitigation) should also be presented. Reviewers should walk away from a CDR feeling comfortable that the project will succeed.    



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Example Wearables Projects:

NASA Manned System Integration Standards: https://msis.jsc.nasa.gov/

Websites to help you get Started: Adafruit Wearables https://www.adafruit.com/category/65

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