The PDR is the Preliminary Design Review. For the PDR we have to complete the first version of our SED.
In it we have to provide a short introduction to our experiment and give information about our team organisation and our task distribution. Of course it is also necessary to describe our experiment setup and all the information like expected mass or power consumption that we already know.
In addition to that, we have to explain our preliminary design concept – for mechanical as well as electrical parts. Also it is important to define the experiment requirements. They are the basis for our verification matrix, which gives an overview over all requirements and the ways we want to make sure they can be verified.
To make sure that we stay on track regarding the milestones, we also have to include the current status of the experiment planning – this includes our experiment schedule. We also have to include a risk analysis and identified problems.
During the PDR – which takes place during the Student Training Week – four of our team members will be presenting our current statues to a panel of experts. They will provide us with helpful tips and give us feedback on our first version of the SED. If anything is unclear or needs to be specified, we’ll have to include that in a revised version of the SED.
Source of information: SED Guidelines provided by the REXUS/BEXUS Organisers