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Technology Infusion Challenges from a Decision Support PerspectiveIn a restricted science budget environment and increasingly numerous required technology developments, the technology investment decisions within NASA are objectively more and more difficult to make such that the end results are satisfying the technical objectives and all the organizational constraints. Under these conditions it is rationally desirable to build an investment portfolio, which has the highest possible technology infusion rate. Arguably the path to infusion is subject to many influencing factors, but here only the challenges associated with the very initial stages are addressed: defining the needs and the subsequent investment decision-support process. It is conceivable that decision consistency and possibly its quality suffer when the decision-making process has limited or no traceability. This paper presents a structured decision-support framework aiming to provide traceable, auditable, infusion- driven recommendations towards a selection process in which these recommendations are used as reference points in further discussions among stakeholders. In this framework addressing well-defined requirements, different measures of success can be defined based on traceability to specific selection criteria. As a direct result, even by using simplified decision models the likelihood of infusion can be probed and consequently improved.
Document ID
20150014803
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Adumitroaie, V. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Weisbin, C. R. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 3, 2015
Publication Date
March 7, 2009
Subject Category
Administration and Management
Technology Utilization and Surface Transportation
Meeting Information
2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference(Big Sky, MT)
Distribution Limits
Public
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