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NASA Ames Research Center Chief Technologist John Hines discusses the Ames Center Innovation Funds

NASA Ames Research Center Chief Technologist John Hines discusses the Ames Center Innovation Funds

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  • 1. ARCTek 2012 Phase 3: Center Innovation Fund & New Technology Concepts John W. Hines Chief Technologist October 16, 2012 NASA-Ames Research Center www.nasa.gov http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/cct/ARCTek/index.html
  • 2. ARCTek Phase 3 On October 16, all Center staff, the NASA Research Park, other industry, academic, and government organizations are invited to participate in ARCTek 3. This open forum will be used to:1. Communicate the Center Innovation Fund (CIF) strategy and guidelines for the 2013 solicitation, including technical focus and the selection process;2. Provide an opportunity for participants to give feedback on the draft CIF solicitation prior to final release;3. Explore potential teaming opportunities within the extended community, particularly with other NASA Centers;4. Early vetting of potential CIF concepts; and5. Understand existing and identify additional follow-on funding opportunities for CIF-funded projects that provide a strategic pathway for Ames-developed technologies.
  • 3. Logistics- Speaker queue for Technology Concept Session - Next 2-3 speakers form a queue on the left side of the room- Breakout rooms are available after the Technology Concept Session for collaborative discussion - Room sign up sheet is available in the back- Additional comments on the draft CIF solicitation may be sent to Ingrid Desilvestre <ingrid.desilvestre@nasa.gov>
  • 4. NationalNeeds andObjectives ARC 7 Transition Initiatives Targets Agency Goals Ames Technologists Ames And 2013 Collaborators CIF Other Areas New Ideas •Mission OCT / STP Directorates •OCT / STP Space Space • Other Gov Technology Technology • Acad Roadmaps Roadmaps • Industry • International
  • 5. Center Innovation Fund 2013 - Scope Proposed CIF concepts must show traceability to elements of the Ames CCT Sponsored Initiatives and Special Studies and / or the Space Technology Roadmaps. Currently, CCT-Sponsored Initiatives and Studies include:• Advanced Digital Materials and Manufacturing for Space (ADMMS)• Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)• Emerging Aeronautics Systems and Technologies (EAST)• High-Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS)• Science Instruments for Small Missions (SISM)• Small Spacecraft and Missions Enterprise (SSME)• Technologies for Biological Space Exploration (T4BSE)
  • 6. Space Technology Roadmaps
  • 7. Center Innovation Fund – Eligibility & Application Attending or presenting at ARCTek 3 is not a prerequisite for submitting a CIF proposal!Eligibility• An Ames civil servant must lead any team proposing to the CIF.• Teams may include contractors, private industry, and academia.• Collaborations with other Centers and organizations are highly encouraged.Application and Review• Interested teams are to submit a 1-page pentachart and 1-page quadchart using the templates provided at nasa.gov/centers/ames/cct/office/cif• Proposals must clearly state the innovation, relevance, transferability, technical approach, and feasibility of the concept• Upper cost limit for any one proposal is $50,000, including both FTE and procurement.• All proposals will be reviewed by a peer review committee for selectability• Proposers may be requested to expand on their ideas by presenting a short overview.
  • 8. Center Innovation Fund 2013 – Schedule The projected schedule for CIF solicitation release through selection and award is provided below.• Draft CIF Solicitation Released October 3• ARCTek 3 Registration Closes October 9• ARCTek 3 Held October 16• Final Solicitation Released October 23• CIF Proposals Due November 14• Review Panel Convenes November 27• Notification to Selectables November 29• Invited Presentations December 6• Selection and Award December 7
  • 9. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/stp/innovation_fund/index.html
  • 10. TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION DEFINITION FLOWDOWN
  • 11. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/national_space_policy_6-28-10.pdf
  • 12. National Innovation Strategyhttp://www.whitehouse.gov/innovation/strategy/executive-summary
  • 13. NASA Strategic Goals1.Extend and sustain human activities across the solar system.2.   Expand scientific understanding of the Earth and the universe in which we live.3.   Create the innovative new space technologies for our exploration, science, and economic future.4.   Advance aeronautics research for societal benefit.5.   Enable program and institutional capabilities to conduct NASAs aeronautics and space activities.6.   Share NASA with the public, educators, and students to provide opportunities to participate in our mission, foster innovation and contribute to a strong National economy. 14
  • 14. Human Drive to Explore & ExtendFutures US Global Leadership Human Presence in Space• How doesNASA alignitself to be Seeding Innovation - Expandingcontinually Direct, Measurable Payback Scientific Knowledgeviable inthe future•Some options
  • 15. Space Technology Grand Challenges Space Technology Grand Challenges Expand Human Presence in Space Space Technology Grand Challenges: a set of importantEconomical Space Access problems Medicine Telepresence in Space space-related Space Health and Space Colonization that must be solved to In-Space Resources Manage efficiently and economically achieve our missions. We will use the SpaceAffordable Abundant Power Technology Grand Way Station Space Space Debris Hazard Near-Earth Object Mitigation Detection and Mitigation Challenges with the Space Technology Roadmaps Space Exploration and Scientific Discovery Enable Transformational to prioritize our technology portfolio with an eye towards the Agency’s future.Efficient In-Space High-Mass Planetary All Access Mobility Surviving Extreme New Tools of Transportation Surface Access Space Environments Discovery More Information at http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/strategic_integration/grand_challenges_detail.html OFFICE OF THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGIST www.nasa.gov/oct 16
  • 16. NASA Agency, MD Objectives; NationalSpace Technology Interests Roadmap AeronauticsCommercial,Entrepreneur STEM ial Space
  • 17. ARC Strategic Technology Initiatives 2012Active Initiatives 1. Technologies for Biological Space Exploration (T4BSE) 2. Small Spacecraft and Missions Enterprise (SSME) 3. Science Instruments for Small Missions (SISM) 4. Advanced Digital Materials and Manufacturing for Space (ADMMS) 5. Designing High-Confidence Software and Systems (DHCSS) 6. Cyber-Physical Systems Modeling and Analysis (CPSMA) 7. Emerging Aeronautics Systems and Technologies (EAST) 19
  • 18. CCT-Sponsored Initiative and StudiesAdvanced Digital Materials and Manufacturing for Space (ADMMS) ADMMS will focus on advanced manufacturing technologies for space, including identifying several target products areas and applications, approaches mechanisms, and facilities, of initial interest.Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) CPS will focus on propulsion, autonomy, and life-support, including key products and applications, technical approaches, mechanisms, and facilities. The anchor elements of the CPS Initiative are the unique ARC capabilities in biological technologies, synthetic biology, physics-based and data-based modeling, prognostics and system health management, and supercomputing.Emerging Aeronautics Systems and Technologies (EAST) EAST will investigate the advances required to support continued growth of this country’s aviation industry within the scope of NASA and ARC’s research mission.
  • 19. CCT-Sponsored Initiative and Studies (continued)High-Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) The CCT has established the HCSS Initiative to develop innovative, enabling software and systems technologies for the engineering, verification, validation, safety assurance, and certification of next-generation exploration systems. This initiative will investigate the state-of-the-art and gaps in HCSS technologies applicable to future human and robotic space missions.Science Instruments for Small Missions (SISM) SISM will investigate the state-of-the-art and gaps in instrument technologies applicable to small Earth and space missions. It will augment the Technology Roadmaps, particularly TA08.
  • 20. CCT-Sponsored Initiative and Studies (continued)Small Spacecraft and Missions Enterprise (SSME) SSME will focus on identifying the needs of the space community, defining technology emphasis areas, establishing and vetting appropriate standards, and providing critical infrastructure elements necessary to facilitate efficiencies and leveraging within the Small Spacecraft and Missions user and developer communities.Technologies for Biological Space Exploration (T4BSE) T4BSE will define technologies to enable cross-species comparative biological research, including the use and integration of genomic, proteomic, and metabolic data with measurement of multigenerational and developmental biological and physiological processes in whole organisms.
  • 21. Center Innovation Fund – Eligibility & Application Attending or presenting at ARCTek 3 is not a prerequisite for submitting a CIF proposal!Eligibility• An Ames civil servant must lead any team proposing to the CIF.• Teams may include contractors, private industry, and academia.• Collaborations with other Centers and organizations are highly encouraged.Application and Review• Interested teams are to submit a 1-page pentachart and 1-page quadchart using the templates provided at nasa.gov/centers/ames/cct/office/cif• Proposals must clearly state the innovation, relevance, transferability, technical approach, and feasibility of the concept• Upper cost limit for any one proposal is $50,000, including both FTE and procurement.• All proposals will be reviewed by a peer review committee for selectability• Proposers may be requested to expand on their ideas by presenting a short overview.
  • 22. Center Innovation Fund - Selection Criteria Each proposal will be evaluated based on the criteria below.• Innovation• Relevance (STR and CCT initiatives)• Transferability (capability to transition to other programs upon completion)• Technical Approach and Feasibility (includes collaborations and leveraging) For investigators who are reapplying for continued CIF funds, the following additional criteria will be applied as part of the review process:• Progress and Achievement
  • 23. Center Innovation Fund 2013 – Schedule The projected schedule for CIF solicitation release through selection and award is provided below.• Draft CIF Solicitation Released October 3• ARCTek 3 Registration Closes October 9• ARCTek 3 Held October 16• Final Solicitation Released October 23• CIF Proposals Due November 14• Review Panel Convenes November 27• Notification to Selectables November 29• Invited Presentations December 6• Selection and Award December 7
  • 24. http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/cct/
  • 25. Space Technology Program Overview andFollow-On Opportunities
  • 26. http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/stp/index.html
  • 27. OCT - Complete Technology Maturation Pipeline•  Space Technology Research Grants•  NASA Innovative •  Flight Advanced Concepts Opportunities (NIAC) •  Game•  Center Innovation Changing Fund Development •  Technology•  Centennialand Demonstration Challenges Prize Missions ••  Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business •  Technology Transfer Small Spacecraft and (SBIR/STTR) TechnologiesProgram 5
  • 28. Big Nine Projects 32
  • 29. Mission Directorates And InstitutesFollow-On Opportunities
  • 30. SMD Solicitation Opportunities
  • 31. https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/nai/
  • 32. http://lunarscience.arc.nasa.gov/
  • 33. http://aeronautics.arc.nasa.gov/
  • 34. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Technologies• NASA invests more than 300M annually • Search tools: in SBIR Technologies, supporting most NASA SBIR technologies: all lines of technology development in the agency. http:sbir.nasa.gov/techsource• NASA Researchers can use these All other SBIR technologies: technologies, as well as the http://sbir.gov/sbirsearch/technology technologies developed by other government agencies For search assistance contact: Kimberly Hines • Partnering with no wait time for SBIR Technology Infusion Manager external announcements kimberly.k.hines@nasa.gov • Expedited procurement when X4-5582 requesting a Phase 3 contracts 40
  • 35. Introduction to TechPortTechPort is a newweb-basedsoftware systemthat integratesdetailedinformation aboutNASA’stechnologydevelopmentprojects.NASAs TechnologyPortfolio System(TechPort) is nowavailable to NASA civilservant and contractoremployees who log infrom a nasa.gov domain. 41 TechPort homepage
  • 36. Benefits of TechPort InformationTechPort contains a wide variety of information ontechnology development programs and projects,including: • Technology Descriptions: Abstracts, full descriptions, benefit statements, alignment to applicable Space Technology Roadmap areas • Development: Technology Readiness Level (TRL) data, project start and end dates, performance measures • Contacts: Program and Project Managers, Program Executives, Principal Investigators, and Contractors • Funding: List of NASA Centers and other public and private organizations providing funding, budget plans for the next four Example technology project fact sheet years Go to https://www.techport.nasa.gov. This URL is only available from behind the NASA firewall. 42
  • 37. NationalNeeds andObjectives ARC 7 Transition Initiatives Targets Agency Goals Ames Technologists Ames And 2013 Collaborators CIF Other Areas New Ideas •Mission OCT / STP Directorates •OCT / STP Space Space • Other Gov Technology Technology • Acad Roadmaps Roadmaps • Industry • International
  • 38. Logistics- Speaker queue for Technology Concept Session - Next 2-3 speakers form a queue on the left side of the room- Breakout rooms are available after the Technology Concept Session for collaborative discussion - Room sign up sheet is available in the back- Additional comments on the draft CIF solicitation may be sent to Ingrid Desilvestre <ingrid.desilvestre@nasa.gov>
  • 39. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center Advanced Digital Materials and Manufacturing for Space (ADMMS) Point of Contact: John Hines, john.w.hines@nasa.gov, (650)604-5538 Overview ImageDescription: ADMMS will focus on advanced manufacturingtechnologies for space, including identifying several target productareas and applications, approaches mechanisms, and facilities, ofinitial interest. The anchor element of the ADMMS will be the ARC“SpaceShop”, based around the FabLab concept, developed by theMIT Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA).Goals & Objectives:1.Apply FabLab-based advanced manufacturing technologies to specificARC hardware created out of digital materials,2.Create in-house and leveraged capability3.Build ARC-based user community4.Create new research arenas and topics for ARC Expertise (Software,Hardware, and Machine Shops)Team: NASA ARC, NASA JSC, MIT, Stanford, SJSU, others TBD Rationale Tasks/TransitionApplicability: National Manufacturing Initiative, AgencyStrategic Plan, Space Technology Program Grand Challenges, STP Study Elements & TasksTech Areas, and Center Specific Objectives are all applicable for • Obtain & install Advanced Digital Manufacturing hardware for the ARCthis initiative. Spaceshop, an innovative design and manufacturing facility • Pilot Project Examples for planning and scaling purposesBeneficiaries: OCT, ARC, Mission Directorates, Other NASA •Multi-Purpose Avionics Core Element (M-PACE) [task 1]Centers, Academia, Industry, and outside contractors/partners. •Nano-satellite Evolution using Adv Mfg technologiesExpected Outcomes and Benefits: Advanced, efficient •Biological Payload (SESLO/SEVO/PharmaSAT, etc)prototype and flight article manufacturing capabilities (ground •Science Instrument Payload (Optical/Photonic)and in-space), new innovative space exploration products and •Synthetic Biology Space Systems and Componentsspinoffs, rapid prototyping, reduced costs, empowered workforce •ISS Hardware (Ground and in-situ)with increased capability to engage in technology innovation, Transition/Insertion Planeducation and outreach, and added national visibility and supportfor this capability.
  • 40. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Point of Contact: Michael Shafto, mike.shafto@nasa.gov, (650)604-6170Description: OverviewCPS denotes the emerging class of physical systems that exhibitcomplex patterns of behavior due to highly capable embeddedsoftware components. The CPS Initiative will focus on propulsion,autonomy, and life-support, including key products and applications,technical approaches, mechanisms, and facilities. The anchorelements of this Initiative are the unique ARC capabilities in biologicaltechnologies, synthetic biology, physics-based and data-basedmodeling, prognostics and system health management, andsupercomputing.Goals & Objectives: Apply technologies to requirements forlong-duration human spaceflight, including synthetic biologicalsystems, launch propulsion, on-board autonomy for small-spacecraft,and next-generation human-exploration vehicles and habitats.Team: NASA ARC, Networking and Information TechnologyResearch and Development (NITRD) others TBDRationale: Rationale Tasks/TransitionExplore ways to take advantage of CPS advances to support keyelements of NASA’s future space exploration mission. Study Elements & Tasks 1.Develop in-house capability in integrated physics-based andApplicability: Physical ensembles, equipped with sensors, data-based modelingactuators and knowledge about locality and resource constraints;Software and systems engineering methods and tools to address 2.Demonstrate robust, space-qualified flight and ground systemsthe challenge of designing ensembles of spacecraft and robots with 3.Serve as a model facility and capability for integrated,coherent, autonomous behavior; New computing paradigms to collaborative, multidisciplinary model-based design and analysisaddress the problem of composing systems in-situ from parts that 4.In collaboration with Networking and Information Technologywere not designed to work together. Research and Development (NITRD) Program partners,Beneficiaries: ARMD, SMD, HEOMD leverage multi-Agency resources and expertiseExpected Outcomes and Benefits: Increase capability topredict and control system behavior; Validate resilience, adaptation, Transition/Insertion Planand controlled emergence in hybrid systems for space applications;Operate in complex, remote environments, exploiting opportunitiesautonomously
  • 41. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center Emerging Aeronautics Systems and Technologies (EAST) Point of Contact: T. Edwards; Thomas.Edwards@nasa.gov , 650-604-4465 Overview Goal: In scope of ARC’s mission, support continued growth of our country’s aviation industry Mission Concerns: • Airship Controls, Structures and Deployment • General Aviation Electric Airplane Technologies • Test and Imaging Techniques for Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel • Advanced Flight Deck and Tower Operations • High Reliability Aerodynamic Simulations • Air Traffic Management Information Integration • NexGen Technology Transfer to General Aviation • Hybrid Rocket for Small Satellite Deployment, etc. Team: ARC, DFRC, GRC, LaRC, External Partners Rationale Tasks/TransitionRationale: To realize new aeronautical systems and Study Elements & Tasks:technology concepts that meet the emerging needs of our Concept Development: After startnation Seminar: TBDApplicability: Fundamental Aeronautics, Heavy Lift, Space Final Report: 180 daysTechnology, Next Generation Air Traffic Management,Aviation Safety Transition/Insertion Plan:Beneficiaries: Aviation Industry, ARC, Other NASA Will be defined during concept development with support ofCenters, OCT, ARMD, SMD, FAA, DoD ARC management. The plan will be documented in the finalExpected Outcomes and Benefits: Innovative report.aeronautical concepts, products and spinoffs that can beintegrated into existing NASA programs and projects ortransferred to the aviation industry
  • 42. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center High-Confidence Software and Systems (HCSS) Point of Contact: Michael Shafto, mike.shafto@nasa.gov, (650)604-6170 Overview ImageDescription: Develop innovative, enabling software and systemstechnologies for the engineering, verification, validation, safetyassurance, and certification of next-generation exploration systems.Focus on seamless integration of computational intelligence,communication, control, sensing, actuation, and adaptation withrobotic, vehicle, and life-support systems to ensure high-confidence,optimally performing systems that are essential for effectivelyoperating life-, safety-, security-, and mission-critical applications.Goals & Objectives: The HCSS Initiative will address themotivation, needs, and requirements of software health managementas a new discipline.Team: NASA ARC, others TBDBeneficiaries:Rationale: Rationale Tasks/TransitionUnanticipated environmental events and changes lead to softwareanomalies that may have mission-critical impacts. Because software Study Elements & Tasksis ubiquitous, it is not sufficient that errors are detected and mitigated This initiative will investigate the state-of-the-art and gaps inafter they occur. Software must be instrumented and monitored to HCSS technologies applicable to future human and roboticpredict and respond to potential failures before they happen. Thisprognostic capability will yield safer and more dependable systems, space missions.especially for long-duration exploration missions.Applicability: This initiative will investigate the state-of-the-artand gaps in HCSS technologies applicable to future human and Transition/Insertion Planrobotic space missions.Expected Outcomes and Benefits: Efficient, automatedflight-software generation capabilities; Innovative and agile tools forground data systems design and implementation; Rapid prototypingof communication and control systems; Reduced mission costs andrisks related to software; Increased capability to verify that softwaresystems meet relevant V&V requirements.
  • 43. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center
  • 44. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center Small Spacecraft and Missions Enterprise (SSME) Point of Contact: John Hines, john.w.hines@nasa.gov, (650)604-5538 Overview ImageGoals & Objectives:1.Determine the optimal architecture and componentconfiguration(s) for a given mission platform (or combinations ofplatforms), for small spacecraft mission architecture that willallow for the same capabilities as larger platforms in smallerform factors2.Several small spacecraft platforms are envisioned, with aneye toward exploring and defining pathways to conduct 50-80%of target space missions at 20-50% of the cost, size, mass, anddevelopmentTeam: NASA ARC, academia, and industry with othersTBD Rationale Tasks/Transition Study Elements & Tasks:SSME will embody an open vision for next generation space • White papers used to address the needs of NASA programs, missionsystems and missions development, and will implement a directorates, and the external community to outline and define Designstrategy to facilitate increased efficiencies for agency, Reference Missions (DRMs) to illustrate potential technology areasmission director, national, and commercial space utilization and thrusts for small satellites.that leverages small spacecraft investments. SSME will • Workshop to vet the white papers and to solicit input from thefocus on identifying the needs of the space community, satellite space technology base at large on technologies that woulddefining technology emphasis areas, establishing and vetting most greatly benefit their platforms and applications.appropriate standards, and providing critical infrastructure • Database of applicable and appropriate technologies,elements necessary to facilitate efficiencies and leveraging • Pilot Projects and Testbeds will be pursued, including formationwithin the Small Spacecraft and Missions user and developer flying, long life power systems, precision pointing, deployable apertures, autonomous swarm operations, proximity operations,communities. robotics, space-to-space power transmission, and other technologyApplicability: NASA OCT, HEOMD, SMD, DoD, enablers.DARPA, AFRL, NSF, NRO, Other NASA Centers, Transition/Insertion Planand outside contractors/partners
  • 45. Office of the Chief TechnologistNASA Ames Research Center Technologies for Biological Space Exploration (T4BSE) Point of Contact: Antonio Ricco, antonio.ricco@nasa.gov, (408)460-5666 Overview ImageDescription: The T4BSE study will define technologies to enablecross-species comparative biological research, including the use andintegration of genomic, proteomic, and metabolic data withmeasurement of multigenerational and developmental biological andphysiological processes in whole organisms.Goals & Objectives: Define technologies to enable cross-species comparative biological research, including the capability toutilize and interpret genetic, genomic, proteomic, and metabolic data.Technology dimension includes measurement of multigenerationaland developmental biological and physiological processes in wholeorganisms. Technologies to provide adequate experimental controlssuch as variable and 1-G, and controls for the radiation environmentto understand the effects of exploration-class space missions.Team: NASA ARC with multi-center participation, others TBD Rationale Tasks/Transition Rationale: In order to carry out NASA’s new vision of Study Elements & Tasks: exploration and prepare for eventual human presence beyond low 1. Develop science concepts within targeted Design Reference earth orbit and on the surface of the Moon, Mars, and beyond, we Missions (“High LEO”, HEO, Geo-sync, Transfer orbits, must collectively understand how life in general and specific Lagrange points) using model organisms. Current science biological systems in particular adapt, respond and thrive in these concepts include: extra-terrestrial environments. 1. Radiation a. Stress Responses and Survival in Space Applicability: Human Precursor Missions; Biological b. Evolution in Space Sentinels; Life on other Planets c. Biosentinels and Biosensors Beneficiaries: OCT, HEOMD, SMD 2. Microbial/Algal Biofilm Expected Outcomes and Benefits: 3. In-Situ Resource Utilization Beyond LEO 2.Specify, and recommend the necessary technologies, techniques and systems; and 3.Specify pathways / strategies for utilization beyond Low Earth Orbit Transition/Insertion Plan: