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  1. 1. Challenges in Managing the SBIR Program Strategic View Mission Directorate Perspective Infusion Challenge Carl G. Ray, Jim Stegeman, Kimberly HinesUsed with permission
  2. 2. Implementation of SBIR/STTR at NASA Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) Technology Innovation Partnership Infusion Incubator Development– SBIR – Centennial – Intellectual Challenges Property– STTR – New Business management– IPP Seed Fund Models – Technology – Innovation Transfer Transfusion – New Innovative Partnerships
  3. 3. WHY SBIR????Congress designated 4 major goals• Stimulate technological innovation• Use small business to meet federal R&D needs• Foster and encourage participation by minorities and disadvantaged persons in technological innovation• Increase private-sector commercialization innovations derived from federal R&D
  5. 5. Strategic Management Approach People Process and Products 5
  6. 6. IPP Technology for Mission Directorates MD Technology Needs Communication IPP “Landscape” DevelopmentInnovative Mission DirectoratesPartnerships Program • Programs• SBIR/STTR • Projects• Centennial Challenges Technology Infusion• Seed Fund • Bridging the “Valley• Partnerships of Death” • Narrow the gap and reduce riskExecuted at the Field Executed at the Field • Begin buildingCenters Centers bridges early
  7. 7. SBIR/STTR: 3-Phase Program• PHASE I • Feasibility study • $100K award • 6 months duration (SBIR) • 12 months duration (STTR)• PHASE II • Technology Development • 2-Year Award • Up to $750K (SBIR/STTR) SBIR is 2.5% of extramural R&D, STTR is 0.3% of extramural R&D.• PHASE III • Technology Infusion/Commercialization Stage. • Use of non-SBIR Funds. • Ability to award sole-source contracts without JOFOC based on specific SBIR authority – NASA and NASA primes.
  8. 8. SBIR/STTR Pre-Solicitation Development & Solicitation Release Process Management 2009/2010 Milestones * Starts with strategic assessment of 2009/10 SBIR/STTR Budget estimate, IPP Landscape Development and Topic/Subtopic portfolio Subtopics Development (Support sub-process) Subtopic Write-ups from Centers Solicitations Development Workshop Revise Topics and Subtopics Preliminary release for comment Centers’ Coordination Mission Directorates’ Approvals Solicitation Preparation PMO Review and HQ Concurrence Preparation of Website Final Publication Solicitation Review Official Solicitation ReleasedOct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
  9. 9. Mission Driven SBIR/STTR = Small Business Innovation for NASA and the NationPartnership with Mission Directorates Drives SBIR/STTR InvestmentExploration Systems Aeronautics Research Science Space Operations
  10. 10. SBIR/STTR Program Annual TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & INFUSION PROCESS FLOW Awardees SBIR/STTR ProgramMD Technology Needs AGENCY MISSIONS& Strategic Planning IPP “LANDSCAPE” Mission Directorates Development Independent Survey & Internal Assessment SBIR/STTR TOPICS /SUBTOPICS Independent Development Survey & SOLICITATION Internal Assessment PHASE I EVALUATIONS AND SELECTIONS Program Small Business FEASABILITY CONTRACTS Performance & Research Institutions PHASE II Coordination EVALUATIONS AND SELECTIONS CONTRACT AWARD TECHNOLOGY Infusion DEVELOPMENT & Mission Maturation & Integration Contract Performance COMMERCIAL Programs SBC Execution APPROACH COTR Oversight Commercial Phase III COMMERCIALIZATION Industry OVERSIGHT ACTIVITIES Interfaces Process Path
  11. 11. Multi-Center StructureDraft;Need ARC DFRC GRC GSFC JPL JSC KSC LARC MSFC SSCconfirmation Aero Exploration Science Space Operations
  12. 12. Phase 3: Follow-on development, investment and use Commercial Products, Services, SystemsSystem Test,Launch & Mission TRL 9Operations Mission OperationsSystem/ TRL 8SubsystemDevelopment Technology TRL 7 System TransitionTechnology DevelopmentDemonstration TRL 6 TechnologyTechnology TRL 5 Development Requirements / GFEDevelopment & Demonstration TRL 4 TechnologyResearch to ResearchProve &Feasibility TRL 3 Developmen tBasic/Applied TRL 2 BasicResearch Research TRL 1 Federal, SBIR/STTR, Mission Programs, Mission Programs, Mission Programs, Funding Sources: Industry, Federal Industry Industry Industry,VCs, Industry
  13. 13. Phase III CHALLENGE►Phase II results infused into NASA programs or commercial market►Phase III work may be for products, production, services, or additional R&D►Funded from a source other than the SBIR Program Office►Private-sector investment, in various forms, is also a vehicle for the Phase III process.►Granted based on the merits of the Phase I or II results without further need for competition►Viewed as “success stories”►Contract can be Fixed Price or Cost-Type 13
  14. 14. SBIR/STTR Taxonomy• Avionics and Astrionics• Biotechnology• Communications• Cryogenics• Education• Electronics• Extravehicular Activity• Information• Manufacturing• Materials• Microgravity• Power and Energy• Propulsion• Robotics• Sensors and Sources• Structures• Thermal• Verification and Validation
  15. 15. Assets• Resources • NTTC • other • Innovation Mag • Newsletter• SBIR Tools • EHB • searches • taxonomy • objective • description 15
  16. 16. Technology Infusion Challenge• Establish and Maintain Quality Technology Portfolio• Assess solution space (needs and available/emerging Technologies )• Formulate strategic solutions and plans (using Capability Vision and Knowledge of barriers)• Obtain adoption and deploy solutions Technology Technology Portfolio Technology Access Management Infusion and Opportunities Deployment Technology Portfolio Planning Operational Systems Capability Solutions Vision Capability Identified Gaps Needs Technology Technology Roadmaps Projections
  17. 17. SBIR Mission Directorate Perspective
  18. 18. SOMD Technology Areas 2009 Phase ITopic O1 – Space Communications Topic O2 – Space Transportation Topic O4 – Navigation O2.01 Automated Collection and Transfer of O1.01 Coding, Modulation, and Compression Launch Range Data (Surveillance, Intrusion, O4.01 Metric Tracking of Launch Vehicles Weather) O1.02 Antenna Technology O4.02 On-orbit PNT (Positioning, O2.02 Ground Test Facility Technologies Navigation, and Timing) Sensors and Components O1.03 Reconfigurable/Reprogrammable Communications Systems O4.03 Lunar Surface Navigation O1.04 Miniaturized Digital EVA Radio O4.04 Flight Dynamics Technologies and Software O1.05 Transformational Communications O4.05 Space Based Range Technologies Technology Topic O3 – Processing & Operations O1.06 Long Range Optical Telecommunications O3.01 Human Interface Systems and Technologies Topic O5 – Low-Cost and O1.07 Long Range Space RF Reliable Access to Space Telecommunications (LCRATS) O3.02 Vehicle Integration and Ground Processing O1.08 Lunar Surface Communication Networks and Orbit Access Links O3.03 Enabling Research for ISS O1.9 Software for Space Communications Infrastructure Operations 18
  19. 19. SOMD Solicitation Development ApproachResponsibilities • Topic / subtopic managers develop technology area descriptions based on MD, program, and center needs • TIMs engage center programs, line organizations, and topic / subtopic managers • Centers establish commitment to these technology areas (e.g., ensure appropriate subtopic manager(s), reviewers, and COTRs are available) SOMD MD Offices Center Chief SOMD Program Technologist Offices SOMD MDR SOMD Topic & Internal (Center) Gap Analysis SBIR TIMs Center-Level Prioritization of Subtopic Managers Technology Areas Draft Technology Center Management SOMD MDR Areas Concurrence Concurrence 19
  20. 20. Solicitation Strategy Analysis of Topic contentsReview technology portfolio, which provides a snapshot of the products being developed or that have been developed.Ask and answer the following questions:• Is the topic generating the interest we envision?• Is the topic generating products we can use?• How do these products fit into Agency plans? What is the pull? Or are we pushing technology?• Are more products needed to provide trade space input? • Yes - Keep the same product call? (i.e., keep the same content) • No - why? Satisfied with current products? Industry has something we can buy? 20
  21. 21. Space Operations Mission DirectorateSBIR Technology Coordination and Integration 21
  22. 22. Space Communications and Navigation
  23. 23. SBIR – TMP Technology Integration• Objective • Leverage SBIR awards and process as much as possible within the SCaN Technology Development Program (TDP)• Approach • Merge the SBIR process with the SCaN TDP process • Recommend 2 full SBIR cycles for trial period (~4 yrs)
  24. 24. SOMD/SCaN Technology Development Process ADD ADD ADDSBIR SBIR SCaN TechnologyPhase I Phase IIProcess Process Development Process • Selection • DevelopmentTechnology TechnologyManagement ManagementTeam (TMT) Team (TMT)Existing SCaN Existing SCaNTechnology TechnologyDevelopments Developments 1 2- 3 3-4 Year
  25. 25. Navigation
  26. 26. Navigation
  27. 27. SOMD – SBIR Technology Planned CapabilityTech 1 Enhanced CapabilityTech 2 Enhanced Capability……Tech N Enhanced Capability
  28. 28. Lessons Learned, Issues, or Comments• Collaboration opportunities are plentiful • Coordination with AFRL, Missile Defense Agency, Navy SPAWAR reported earlier • SPAWAR invited NASA input towards their new SBIR solicitation • US Army now included in SOMD SBIR content alignment discussions • Content alignment collaboration with DoD underway• Reformulation of SOMD SBIR content underway for 2010: • All SOMD areas: Space Communications, Space Transportation, Processing and Operations, and Navigation • Significant effort planned with a systems engineering approach towards technology needs; current recommendations included extensive discussions during topic reviews • Working with SCaN and other SOMD areas• Clustering of awards around central technology theme being evaluated • Expect to “jumpstart” capability in an area • Building upon previous NASA and DARPA investments in XNAV technologies
  29. 29. Infusion Challenge• What technology “infusion” is… • Used in a trade space • Phase III contracts • Used in NASA projects or missions• What is in it for you, a program or project manager! • Access to current technology developments • Streamlined procurement process
  30. 30. Technology Infusion Managers’ Infusion Approach• Collaborate with COTR’s to maintain technology awareness• Facilitate the Phase I-II process without losing sight of the end goal• Communicate with Programs and Projects to status technology capabilities and maturity 30
  31. 31. Infusion Cycle• Solicitation Development • Engage Mission Directorates on behalf of researchers enabling subtopic formulation and participation• Facilitate review and ranking process at centers • Advise Mission Directorate concerning highly regarded proposals• Maintain local technology portfolio 31
  32. 32. SBIR Technology Infusion Examples Icy Soil Acquisition Device supplied by Honeybee Robotics,Mars Phoenix Lander Inc. Lithium ion SpaceDev (formerly batteries Starsys) contributed to the supplied by design of the Microscopy Yardney Electrochemistry and Technical Conductivity Analyzer Products, Inc. (MECA)
  33. 33. SBIR Technology Infusion ExamplesSpace Shuttle and ISS
  34. 34. Sources for Phase III Contracts• Technologies developed under a Phase I or Phase II SBIR or STTR contract from NASA• Technologies developed under a Phase I or Phase II SBIR or STTR contract from another government agency 34
  35. 35. Resources for Programs and Projects• Technology Infusion Managers • Advocacy and assist with Phase III contracts • Contract kick-off, midterm and final technical reviews• SBIR Technology Search • NASA’s SBIR Electronic Handbook • SBA Tech-Net • NTTC • http://www.sbipp.com/technologyportfolios/
  36. 36. What Program and Project Managers Can Do• Provide subject matter experts for SBIR proposal reviews.• Provide subject matter experts for technical reviews throughout technology development.• Consider SBIR Technologies in: • Project formulation • Trade spaces (i.e. key decision points) • Acquisition planning
  37. 37. Outreach & Publications sbir.nasa.gov