TABLE D-1 Prioritization of R&T Challenges for Area D: Dynamics, Navigation, and Control, and Avionics

 

 

 

Strategic Objective

National Priority

Why NASA?

NASA Priority Score

 

Capacity

Safety and Reliability

Efficiency and Performance

Energy and the Environment

Synergies with Security

Support to Space

Supporting Infrastructure

Mission Alignment

Lack of Alternative Sponsors

Appropriate Level of Risk

Why NASA Composite Score

R&T Challenge

Weight

5

3

1

1/4 each

D1

Advanced guidance systems

9

9

9

3

3

3

132

9

9

3

9

7.5

990

D2

Distributed decision making, decision making under uncertainty, and flight-path planning and prediction

9

9

9

3

3

3

132

3

9

3

9

6.0

792

D3

Aerodynamics and vehicle dynamics via closed-loop flow control

1

9

9

3

3

3

92

9

9

3

9

7.5

690

D4

Intelligent and adaptive flight control techniques

3

9

9

3

3

9

108

3

9

3

9

6.0

648

D5

Fault-tolerant and integrated vehicle health management systems

3

9

3

1

3

9

84

9

9

3

9

7.5

630

D6

Improved onboard weather systems and tools

9

9

3

1

1

1

104

9

9

3

3

6.0

624

D7

Advanced communication, navigation, and surveillance technology

9

9

9

3

3

3

132

3

9

3

3

4.5

594

D8

Human-machine integration

3

9

9

1

3

3

96

3

9

3

9

6.0

576

D9

Synthetic and enhanced vision systems

3

9

3

1

1

3

76

9

9

3

3

6.0

456

D10

Safe operation of unmanned air vehicles in the national airspace

3

9

3

1

9

1

82

3

9

3

3

4.5

369

D11

Secure network-centric avionics architectures and systems to provide low- cost, efficient, fault-tolerant, onboard communications systems for data link and data transfer

9

9

9

1

9

3

132

3

3

1

3

2.5

330

D12

Smaller, lighter, and less expensive avionics

1

3

9

3

3

9

68

3

3

3

3

3.0

204

D13

More efficient certification processes for complex systems

3

9

9

1

1

3

94

3

1

1

3

2.0

188

D14

Design, development, and upgrade processes for complex, software-intensive systems, including tools for design, development, and validation and verification

3

9

3

1

1

3

76

1

3

1

1

1.5

114



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