MSDT Mission, and Goals
Branch Technology Links
Materials Technology 541
Mechanical Analytical Technology 542
Mechanical Technology 543
Opto-mechanics & Electro-mechanical Technology 544
Thermal Technology 545
Carrier Technology 546
Manufacturing Technology 547
Integration & Testing Technology 549
Several organizations at GSFC are involved with new technology development:
The technology offices that reside within the AETD organization
Each of science and engineering Directorates, namely Space Science and Earth Science, and the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD) have Chief Technologists, whose job it is to coordinate the technology needs for their respective Directorates. They are the focal point for managing new technology initiatives as well.
Assistant Chief for Technology
An Assistant Chief for Technology (ACT) resides within each of the centers of the AETD. Their responsibility is to set the technology goals for their center, coordinate responses to technology calls, assemble budgets, review proposals and respond to management on issues relating to technology. There is an ACT within the MSD organization.
Science Theme Technologists
The responsibility of the Science Theme Technologists is to gather technology requirements for the science themes established by NASA, such as the Sun Earth Connection (SEC) and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (SEU). In this role they coordinate with the scientific community to insure that the technology requirements for future missions are being met. These requirements are the submitted to the respective technologists, within the various organizations at GSFC, for implementation.
Office of the Director
The Director's Discretionary Fund (DDF), is administered as part the Office of University Affairs . The funds dispensed by this program, support new and innovative ideas in technology, to prove their feasibility for future development.
Additional Technology related entities that reside at Goddard are:
Responsible NASA official: Stan Ollendorf