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ARCTEK2012SZornetzer-1

  1. 1. ARC  Technology  Overview   Steve  Zornetzer   Associate  Director,  Technical  
  2. 2. Discussion  Topics:  •    Center  Core  Competencies  •    Updated  ARC  proposal  development  &        review  process  •    NIAC  proposal  call!  
  3. 3. Discussion  Topics:  •    Center  Core  Competencies  •    Updated  ARC  proposal  development  &        review  process  •    NIAC  proposal  call!  
  4. 4. ARC  CORE  COMPETENCIES   Advanced  CompuFng               and  IT  Systems   Intelligent/AdapFve  Entry,  Descent  and   Human  &  RoboFc  Landing  Systems   Systems   Air  Traffic   Management    ARC   Aerosciences   Astrobiology   End-­‐to-­‐End  Low  Cost   Aerospace  Missions   Space,  Earth  and                                 Life  Sciences  
  5. 5.                              NASA  “Alternate  Futures”  *  idenFfied  by  HQ  EC  as  possible  scenarios  to  guide  Agency  mission      *  each  “future”  emphasizes  different  elements  of  NASA’s  porWolio  •    Status  Quo  •    Human  and  RoboIc  Space  ExploraIon  (other  mission  areas  to  decline)  •    Space-­‐faring  CivilizaIon    (limited  earth  science  re:  climate  change)  •    Tangible  Relevance    (greater  import  to  aero  and  earth  sciences)  •    Research  and  Technology  Emphasis    (greater  import  to  core  scienIfic  discovery  and  high-­‐risk/high   pay-­‐off  research)  •    Primacy  of  Mars                  Stay  tuned  ……    
  6. 6. Discussion  Topics:  •    Center  Core  Competencies  •    Updated  ARC  proposal  development  &        review  process  •    NIAC  proposal  call!  
  7. 7.    Proposal  development  and  review  process                  Goals:      •    Recent  track  record  for  winning  new  proposals          disappoinIng      •    Add  value,  rigor  and  support      •    Make  process  transparent,  objecIve  and  fair      •    Improve  ARC’s  success  rate    
  8. 8. ARC’S  New  OpportuniIes  Center  (NOC)  •  Goal  is  to  help  proposers  develop  winning  proposals  •  NOC  will  provide:    -­‐  proposal  templates,  schedule  templates,  best  pracIces,  story    boards,  evaluaIon  criteria,  science  traceability  matrix,  cosIng    tools  •  Coming  soon:    Flash  based  secure  system  to  support  archive  of  past  proposals                                    POCs:    Tony  Strawa,  Bev  Girten  
  9. 9. Proposal  Milestones  and  Decision  Criteria   S-­‐12-­‐18  months   S-­‐6-­‐8  months   S-­‐4  months   S-­‐6  wks   Submit  Opportunity           Proposal   Proposal   Post     Capture  Assessment           Planning   PreparaFon   SubmiXal   Lessons     Learned;     Archive   White  Team   Black  Team   Blue  Team   Red  Team   Review   Review   Review   Review  
  10. 10. Proposal  Milestones  and  Decision  Criteria   Opportunity           Proposal   Proposal   Post     Capture   Assessment           Planning   PreparaFon   SubmiXal   Lessons     Learned   •  Does  concept  fill  a  GAP   •  Bid  /  No  Bid  decision   in  customer  needs?   •  Assess  feasibility  of   •  Thoroughly  understand   •  Does  it  match  the   approach  and  win   •  Was  market  intel   needs,  AO,  win  strategy.   opportunity  and  center   strategy.   •  Have  previous  team   accurate?  Discriminators   •  Is  proposal  compliant?   goals?   •  How  does  concept   comments  been   •  Did  we  get  high-­‐level   •  Is  a  compelling  case   •  What  are  compeFtor’s   stack  up  against   addressed?   mgmt  support  early?   made  of  criFcalility  to   likely  strategies?   compeFFon?   •  Is  a  compelling  case   •  Was  strategy  correct?   agency  needs?   •  How  can  we  shape  the   •  What  is  customer   made  that  this   •  How  well  did  team   •  Are  science  objecFves   game?   preference?   concept  is  criFcal  to   members  work   clear  and  flow  to   •  IdenFfy  partners.   •  Assess  need  for   agency  needs?   together?   instrument  reqm’ts?   •  IdenFfy  capture  leads   supplemental   •  Is  this  a  winning   •  Where  reviews  useful?   •  Is  technical,  mgmt,  and   and  validate  capture   funding.   proposal?   •  Is  this  proposal  worth   risk  sound?   strategy.   resubmicng?   •  Have  an  ICE.  
  11. 11. Proposal  Milestones  and  Value  To  Team   Opportunity           Proposal   Proposal   Post     Capture   Assessment           Planning   PreparaFon   SubmiXal   Lessons     Learned  &   Archive   •  Visibility  with  Senior  Mgt   •  Bid  /  NoBid  Decision   •  Document  lessons   (SM)  and  advocacy.   •  SM  assessment  of   •  CriFcal  review  of  win   learned  to  benefit   •  Benefit  from  SM   feasibility  of   strategy,  science   •  CriFcal  review  of   future  efforts.  Value  Added   knowledge  of  Agency   approach  and  win   objecFves,   disposiFon  of  Blue   •  Archive  the  proposal   needs  and  compeFtor   strategy.   implementaFon,   Review  comments.   and  internal  review   strategies.   •  ConFnued  help  from   instrument  reqm’ts,   •  SM  assistance  with   comments   •  Help  from  SM  in  shaping   SM  in  shaping  AOs,   compliance,  and  cost.   remaining   •  Archive  the  debrief   AOs,  building  support  for   building  support,  and   •  Review  of  proposal   partnering  or   from  the    HQ  review   concept,  and  idenFfying   idenFfying  partners.   alignment  with  agency   cosFng  issues   •  Do  analyses  to   partners.   •  Supplemental   needs.   •  Final  chance  to   determine  what  the   •  IdenFfy  capture  leads.   funding  if  required.   •  ConFnued  supplemental   “polish”  proposal.   major  problems  and   •  Seed  funding  if  needed.   funding.   strengths  .   WHITE  TEAM   MISSION  CONCEPT   BLUE  TEAM   RED  TEAM   LL  &  ARCHIVE   Astrawa  -­‐1/17/12  
  12. 12. Discussion  Topics:  •    Center  Core  Competencies  •    Updated  ARC  proposal  development  &        review  process  •    NIAC  proposal  call!  
  13. 13.          NASA  InnovaIve  Advanced  Concepts  (NIAC)                  NRA    •  Released  1/9  with  2  page  Step  A  proposals  due  2/9      and  Step  B  proposals  (if  selected)  due  4/16    •  Last  year  30  ARC  proposals  submifed,  none        selected   (“wg  !@#$%#!@”    -­‐    PW’s  reacIon)    •  How  can  we  be  believed  by  others  to  be  NASA’s                “InnovaIon  Center”    if  we  can’t  win  a  NIAC  ??  
  14. 14.          What  are  they  looking  for?        “…..  this  call  invites  innova0ve,  technically  credible  advanced  concepts   that  could  one  day  change  the  possible  in  aeronau0cs  and  space.”  Proposals  must  be:      -­‐  ExciIng  (breakthrough  leap,  out  of  the  box)      -­‐  Unexplored  (based  on  new  technology  or  idea)      -­‐  Far-­‐Term  (TRL  1  or  2  with  maturity  in  10+  years)      -­‐  Technically  credible  (sound  technical  &  engineering  basis)  Step  A:    Develop  the  concept  (technology  or  mission  architecture)  and   assess  in  a  mission  context  (2  page  white  paper)  Step  B:    If  selected  in  Step  A,  these  proposals  must  “Wow  us,  and  give  your   concept  a  chance  to  wow  the  world!”  
  15. 15.            What’s  in  it  for  you?    •    geong  recognized  as  an  innovator    •    up  to  $100K    AND  equal  matching  from                 Pete’s  investment  fund  in  FY13!!    •    the  opportunity  to  do  something  really  new               and  creaIve  
  16. 16.                          QUESTIONS??  

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