•   International involvement. Based on a question about international cooperation, a representative from NASA OCT clarified that the near-term focus of the NRC is prioritization of the technologies, regardless of who matures them. At some point in the future, OCT will address the potential overlap between NASA’s priorities and other organizations, but this will not be part of the NRC’s charter.

•   Systems engineering framework. A workshop participant stated that the roadmaps illustrate component technologies, but lack a systems engineering framework to identify synergies between technologies (especially between different roadmaps). OCT responded that they will do this kind of strategic integration over the next 12 months, and that the NRC is not being asked to do this.

•   Technology pull from future missions. There was some discussion about how realistic the missions in the roadmap were. Many of the target missions may not be funded, and may not have high enough priority to become real. Participants discussed the value of using a more realistic assessment of potential missions, so that a better rationale for market pull (versus technology push) can be identified.

•   Industrial base. For navigation components (e.g., fiber-optic gyros, atomic clocks), there are potential industrial base/market size issues that may drive NASA toward a particular solution. There are only a few vendors in these areas, and some are not doing well and could strongly benefit from NASA developmental funding.



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