FIGURE H.1 Quality function deployment (QFD) summary matrix for TA05 Communication and Navigation. The justification for the high-priority designation of all high-priority technologies appears in the section “High-Priority Level 3 Technologies.” H = High Priority; H* = High Priority, QFD score override; M = Medium Priority; L = Low Priority.
CHALLENGES VERSUS TECHNOLOGIES
Figure H.3 shows the relationship between the individual level 3 TA10 technologies and the top technical challenges. Note that the lowest-priority technologies as determined by QFD rankings tend not to be strongly connected to the top technical challenges. All of the high-priority technologies have a strong connection to two of the top technical challenges. This shows a good level of consistency between the evaluations and the QFD rankings.
HIGH-PRIORITY LEVEL 3 TECHNOLOGIES
Panel 2 identified four high-priority technologies in TA05. The justification for ranking each of these technologies as a high priority is discussed below.