Technology Needs and Prioritization Process
- The ExEP technology program aims to identify the technologies that will enable NASA’s future exoplanet missions, and to facilitate their maturation to be ready when needed. These technologies are identified through technology gap lists and communicated through the annual Technology Plan Appendix.
- Starting in 2019, ExEP's Technology Selection and Prioritization Process will be carried out biennially in coordination with the PCOS/COR program. Please see the briefing from Brendan Crill and Thai Pham to APAC from October 23, 2018 for an overview of the new process that will kick off in January 2019.
- Technology gap submission form (2019)
Technology Gap List
The motivation and objectives of the ExEP Technology Program are summarized in the Technology Gap List: the list serves to identify where technology development is needed. A technology gap is defined as the difference between what has been done (or is known) today relative to what is needed in order to implement a future mission, and candidate technologies are ones that potentially close the gap. The technologies NASA is investing in to close the gaps are tracked in ExEP's Technology List.
|Technology gaps the ExEP works to close so as to enable or enhance NASA's future strategic exoplanet missions.||
||Technologies currently being advanced to close the Technology Gaps. Some gaps may require more than one technology to close.|