TABLE N.1 Technology Area Breakdown Structure for TA11, Modeling, Simulation, and Information Technology and Processing

NASA Draft Roadmap (Revision 10) Steering Committee-Recommended Changes
TA11 Modeling, Simulation, Information Technology, and Processing One technology has been split into two parts.
   

11.1.   Computing

 

11.1.1.   Flight Computing

 

11.1.2.   Ground Computing

 

11.2.   Modeling

 

11.2.1.  Software Modeling and Model-Checking

 

11.2.2.  Integrated Hardware and Software Modeling

 

11.2.3.  Human-System Performance Modeling

 

11.2.4.  Science and Engineering Modeling

Split 11.2.4 to create two separate technologies:
 

11.2.4a Science Modeling and Simulation

 

11.2.4b Aerospace Engineering Modeling and Simulation

11.2.5.  Frameworks, Languages, Tools, and Standards

 

11.3.   Simulation

 

11.3.1.  Distributed Simulation

 

11.3.2.  Integrated System Life Cycle Simulation

 

11.3.3.  Simulation-Based Systems Engineering

 

11.3.4.  Simulation-Based Training and Decision Support Systems

 

11.4.   Information Processing

 

11.4.1.  Science, Engineering, and Mission Data Life Cycle

 

11.4.2.  Intelligent Data Understanding

 

11.4.3.  Semantic Technologies

 

11.4.4.  Collaborative Science and Engineering

 

11.4.5.  Advanced Mission Systems

 

Before prioritizing the level 3 technologies included in TA11, one technology was split into two parts. The changes are explained below and illustrated in Table N.1. The complete, revised technology area breakdown structure (TABS) for all 14 Tas is shown in Appendix B.

Technology 11.2.4, Science & Engineering Modeling (which is actually titled Science and Aerospace Engineering Modeling in the text of the TA11 roadmap), was considered to be too broad. It has been split in two:

•   11.2.4a, Science Modeling and Simulation, and

•   11.2.4b, Aerospace Engineering Modeling and Simulation.

The content of these two technologies is as described in the TA11 roadmap under Section 11.2.4 Science and Aerospace Engineering Modeling, in the subsections titled Science Modeling and Aerospace Engineering, respectively.

TOP TECHNICAL CHALLENGES

The panel identified four top technical challenges for TA11, listed below in priority order.

1. Flight-capable devices and software. Develop advanced flight-capable (e.g., low-power, high-performance, radiation-hard, fault-tolerant) devices and system software for flight computing (e.g., for real-time, autonomous hazard avoidance in landing on planetary surfaces; adaptive telescope mirror technology; smart rovers; and autonomous rendezvous).



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