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Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science (Appendix C) Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science Appendix C Estimating NASA Funding for Technology for Space Science Three different analyses of the current OAST budgetary expenditure on technology for space science and applications follow along with corresponding budget charts. The first, and most conservative, method was simply to consider the funding for the five technology needs addressed in the Space Science Technology thrust of the OAST focused program as representing OAST's efforts on behalf of OSSA. As shown in the first row of Table C1, in FY 1992 this sum was $13.5M and amounted to 4 percent of OAST Space Technology Budget and 9 percent of the focused program budget. This accounting is inadequate because it does not consider projects funded in other focused program thrusts or the base program that are responsive to the OSSA's needs. The second method was to review the stated OSSA technology needs that are REPORT MENU addressed in any of the five thrusts of OAST's focused program. This simple analysis, using NOTICE only the ITP and the Workshop presentations made by OAST, shows that 11 of the 20 areas MEMBERSHIP in the OAST focused program are, at least on first review, related to stated OSSA PREFACE technology needs. These areas are shown underlined in Table C-1. OAST projects based EXECUTIVE SUMMARY on these technology needs sum to $41.2M—14 percent of the OAST Space Technology CHAPTER 1 budget and 28 percent of the focused program budget. The efforts underway in the OAST CHAPTER 2 base program were inaccessible and make this estimate a partial one. The technology need CHAPTER 3 funding breakdown that the first two estimates are drawn from is shown in the Table entitled CHAPTER 4 "FY 1992 OAST Focused Program." ACRONYMS BIOGRAPHIES For an all inclusive estimate, the Committee asked NASA to review OAST's focused BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIX A and base programs and provide their best estimate of the FY 1992 OAST efforts on behalf APPENDIX B of OSSA. NASA's analysis, presented in Table C-2, includes less obvious work underway in APPENDIX C the focused program and work done in the base program that was not estimable by the APPENDIX D Committee. NASA estimates that $60.5M (40 percent) in the focussed program, and $67.8M APPENDIX E (44 percent) of the base program ($128.3M and 42 percent of the overall of OAST Space Technology budget), supports work responsive to OSSA's needs. These data and OSSA's expenditures in support of technology development are summarized in Figure C-1. Table C- 3 presents more specific data on the technology expenditures of the OSSA divisions. Table C-1 FY 1992 OAST Focused Program Elements (Elements Responsive to OSSA's Technology Needs Underlined) file:///C|/SSB_old_web/nasatechappendc.htm (1 of 5) [6/18/2004 11:40:39 AM]

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Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science (Appendix C) Table C-2 Funding Data for OSSA Divisions; and OSSA Division, OAST Focused Program, and OAST Base Program Expenditures to Technology for Space Science and Applications file:///C|/SSB_old_web/nasatechappendc.htm (2 of 5) [6/18/2004 11:40:39 AM]

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Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science (Appendix C) file:///C|/SSB_old_web/nasatechappendc.htm (3 of 5) [6/18/2004 11:40:39 AM]

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Improving NASA's Technology for Space Science (Appendix C) Figure C-1 Spending on technology development for space science applications. Table C-3 FY 1992 OSSA Technology Development Expenditures, by Division file:///C|/SSB_old_web/nasatechappendc.htm (4 of 5) [6/18/2004 11:40:39 AM]