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Managing the Perception of Advanced Technology Risks in Mission ProposalsThrough my work in the project proposal office I became interested in how technology advancement efforts affect competitive mission proposals. Technology development allows for new instruments and functionality. However, including technology advancement in a mission proposal often increases perceived risk. Risk mitigation has a major impact on the overall evaluation of the proposal and whether the mission is selected. In order to evaluate the different approaches proposals took I compared the proposals claims of heritage and technology advancement to the sponsor feedback provided in the NASA debriefs. I examined a set of Discovery 2010 Mission proposals to draw patterns in how they were evaluated and come up with a set of recommendations for future mission proposals in how they should approach technology advancement to reduce the perceived risk.
Document ID
20150005647
Document Type
Other
External Source(s)
Authors
Bellisario, Sebastian Nickolai (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 13, 2015
Publication Date
August 20, 2012
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
proposals
heritage
technology development