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1 Dave Makufka Chief, Innovative Partnerships Program Office – NASA Kennedy Space Center 2008 JUSTSAP - PISCES Symposium Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii November 11, 2008 Innovating Space Partnerships

2 NASA Explores For Answers That Power Our Future Inspire Innovate Discover Inspiration + Innovation + Discovery = Future

3 NASA’s Strategic Goals Fly the space shuttle as safely as possible until its retirement, not later than Complete the International Space Station in a manner consistent with our international partner commitments and the needs of human exploration. Develop a balanced overall program of science, exploration, and aeronautics consistent with the redirection of the human spaceflight program to focus on exploration. Bring a new Crew Exploration Vehicle into service as soon as possible after shuttle retirement. Encourage the pursuit of appropriate partnerships with the emerging commercial space sector. Establish a lunar return program having the maximum possible utility for later missions to Mars and other destinations.

4 Innovative Partnerships Program Matching Technology Needs with Technology Capabilities

5 IPP Partnerships “The Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) will facilitate partnering with the U.S. private sector, and leverage private sector resources, to produce technologies needed for NASA missions. The IPP and NASA’s Mission Directorates will identify new opportunities to adopt technologies developed through innovative partnerships.” 2006 NASA Strategic Plan Looking For: Win-Win-Win (NASA-Partner-Taxpayer/Public Good) Complementary Interests (1+1>>2) Common Interests Compatible Goals Skin in the Game

6 What Can IPP Partnerships Provide? Funding or Leveraged Resources NASA SBIR/STTR funds several hundred small businesses IPP Seed Fund seeks partnerships to leverage resources with the private sector and other Federal labs Centennial Challenges offers millions in purses Technology and Software Access through licensing or other partnerships Access to Facilities and Test Capabilities Access to NASA’s facilities through partnerships Technology demonstration opportunities through FAST Expertise Access to NASA’s technical expertise through partnerships Facilitation to enable partnerships Advocacy as a change agent to try new things

7 Innovative Partnerships Program Elements Technology Infusion Technology Infusion Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) IPP Seed Fund Innovation Incubator Innovation Incubator Centennial Challenges FAST Innovation Transfusion New Business Models Partnership Development Partnership Development Intellectual Property Management Technology Transfer New Innovative Partnerships

8 IPP Technology for Mission Directorates Innovative Partnerships Program Mission Directorates Programs Projects Technology Needs Communication Technology Infusion Bridging the “Valley of Death” Narrow the gap and reduce risk Begin building bridges early SBIR/STTR Centennial Challenges Seed Fund Partnerships Executed at the Field Centers

9 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) 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. SBIR is 2.5% of extramural R&D, STTR is 0.3% of extramural R&D.

10 SBIR Technology Infusion Examples Mars Exploration Rovers Space Shuttle and ISS Stardust and Orion Mars Phoenix Lander

11 SBIR Technology Infusion Examples

12 IPP Seed Fund Program An annual process for selecting innovative partnerships for funding, to address the technology priorities of NASA’s Mission Directorates. Enhances NASA’s ability to meet Mission capability goals by providing leveraged funding to address technology barriers via cost-shared, joint-development partnerships. The IPP Office at NASA HQ provides an annual Seed Fund Announcement of Opportunity to all NASA Centers for selecting innovative partnerships for funding. The technology landscape covered by the successful proposals embraces the needs of all four Mission Directorates. Seed Fund operates through a collaboration of Center IPP Offices, NASA co-PI, and external co-PI. Proposals are evaluated against the following criteria: Relevance/Value to NASA Mission Directorates. Scientific/Technical merit and feasibility. Leveraging of resources.

13 Seed Fund Summary (FY06-FY08) Year # of Projects Selected IPP $ (K) External Partner $ (K) NASA Partner $ (K) Total $ (K) FY06286,38213,9756,95927,316 FY07389,29212,12312,40233,818 FY08153,3534,9583,40111,711 Totals8119,02731,05622,76272,845 $73m $19m 3.8:1 leveraging of IPP resources

14 Seed Fund TRL Advancement TRL Pre Seed Fund TRL Post Seed Fund TRL Pre Seed Fund TRL Post Seed Fund FY06 Seed Fund Portfolio FY07 Seed Fund Portfolio

15 Lunar Analog Field Demonstrations Of In-Situ Resource Utilization & Human Robotic Systems NASA Co-Investigators: William E. Larson, KSC; Gerald B. Sanders & Robert O. Ambrose, JSC External Partners: Jim Crisafulli (State of Hawaii) – Director, Office of Aerospace Development Frank Schowengerdt (Univ. of Hawaii) – PISCES Lead Pilot / Bucketdrum RESOLVE / Scarab Rover ROxygen / Cratos

16 Low-Temperature, Long-Life, Compliant Wheels for the Lunar Surface and Beyond Joshua Summers Clemson University Frank Schowengerdt, Director of PISCES, University of Hawai'i at Hilo Jaret Matthews, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Bart Thompson, Michelin Americas Research and Development Corp. Tweels on Scarab

17 Selected Technology Demonstrations Inflatable Human Habitat ( Human Lunar) LOX/Methane Flight Demo (Exploration) ISHM - Test Stand and J2X Engine (Aries 1 Upper Stage) Cryostable Low-cost Mirror (Deep Space Missions) FASTRack Experiment Module (Zero-gravity testing) Cryo-tracker Flight Qualification (Atlas/Centaur Launches) Technology Demos Li-Ion Battery for PLSS (Human EVA)

18 Funded Centennial Challenge Competitions Personal Air Vehicle Challenge Regolith Excavation Challenge Lunar Lander Challenge MoonROx Challenge Astronaut Glove Challenge Tether Challenge Beam Power Challenge CompetitionTotal Astronaut Glove $1M Regolith Excavation $750 K Personal Air Vehicle $2M Beam Power$2M Tether$2M Lunar Lander$2M2,000 MoonROx$1M250750

19 Centennial Challenges Highlights Peter Homer wins $200 K at 2007 Astronaut Glove Challenge $250K in 2007 and $97K in 2008 awarded at Aviation Technology Challenges Future Aviation Challenges will focus on unprecedented aircraft efficiency Peter Homer, now CEO of “Flagsuit LLC” shown here displaying his glove technology to the public at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in July 2008

20 Centennial Challenges Highlights 16 Teams in San Luis Obispo for the 2008 Regolith Excavation Challenge to compete for $750K in prizes No winners in 2007 or 2008 Competitors came from 15 different states

21 Third Power Beaming and Super-Strength Tether Competitions will be held in Early 2009 Multiple competitors expected $2M available in each competition Power beaming goal will be extended to 1 kilometer Centennial Challenges Highlights

22 Third Year of Northop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge - Oct 24-25, 2008 Two Teams - Three Vehicles Entered Armadillo Aerospace Wins $350K for First Prize in Level 1 Armadillo “Mod” vehicle completes two 90- second flights to win Level 1 TrueZer0 Team prepares for Level 1 attempt Armadillo Team prepares for Level 2 attempt Centennial Challenges Highlights

23 Spinoff from Lunar Lander Challenge Armadillo Aerospace has recently established a partnership with NASA for testing of their engine with methane fuel. JSC is managing the project and testing will occur at WSTF. Armadillo Aerospace has a contract to provide rocket engines for the Rocket Racing League - a commercial venture based in New Mexico. New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, discusses the Rocket Racing League during the Lunar Lander Challenge event on October 24, 2008

24 Facilitated Access to the Space Environment for Technology Development and Training (FAST) In September 2008, with support from GRC and JSC, numerous experiments were flown on the Zero-G Corporation aircraft including several selected for the FAST Program earlier in Pneumatic Mining System Under Lunar Gravity Conditions Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation, New York, NY Aircraft SensorLogger Metis Design Corporation, Cambridge, MA Microgravity Flight Testing of Passively Self Deploying Roll Stowed Shells Mevicon Inc., Sunnyvale CA Virtual Sensor Test Instrumentation Mobitrum Corporation, Silver Spring, Maryland Nanofluid Coolants nanoComposix, Inc., San Diego, CA A broad call for new proposals is planned to support testing for a wide range of new technologies.

25 FAST Summary FAST has the dual objectives of demonstrating the purchase of commercial services from the emerging commercial space sector, and advancing technology maturity through use of those services. Should the initial efforts for utilizing commercially-provided services succeed, FAST may extend its services to include other capabilities. A priority for NASA is to encourage the development and use of the reusable suborbital flight capability being developed commercially. This may offer further opportunities to the commercial space sector and also allow NASA to further achieve its fifth strategic goal. The next step is to demonstrate how these services may be utilized by NASA and its partners to increase benefits for all. The goal is to eventually extend this model of commercial space service procurement to a standard business practice within NASA, including use of suborbital flight services when they become available.

26 Intellectual Property Management IPP manages all of NASA’s Intellectual Property Large inventory of reported inventions and new technologies available for transfer Patent application filing (in conjunction with Patent Counsel) Marketing of available technologies and identification of potential partners Licensing of patents and copyrights for transfer of technology to private sector Recent participation in Ocean Tomo IP Auction Collection of royalties and reinvestment of funds back into research and technology programs

27 Outreach & Publications Electronics & Computers Semiconductors & ICs Mechanics Information Sciences Materials Software Manufacturing & Prototyping Machinery & Automation Physical Sciences Bio-Medical Test & Measurement searchrecord index.html Visit us at ipp.nasa.gov Visit us at ipp.nasa.gov Home & NASA City

28 Interested in partnering with NASA? ARC Lisa (650) DFRCGregory Poteat (661) GRC Kathy Needham (216) GSFC Nona Cheeks (301) JPL Andrew (818) JSC Michele Brekke (281) KSC Dave Makufka (321) LaRC Brian Beaton (757) MSFCJim Dowdy (256) SSCRamona Travis (228) Center Name Phone Contact the relevant IPP Center Chief(s):

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