ACC HiCAM Overview Virtual Industry Day Presentation Slides 03SEP20.pdf


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Sept. 3, 2020



National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ACC HiCAM Industry Day

Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC)

Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM) Project

Rick Young, Planning Lead

Special Notice: ACC HiCAM Industry Day and Capabilities Statement Request

Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC)

o Public-private partnership, formed by NASA and selected partners in 2015
o NASA has approved leveraging the ACC as appropriate, including the potential addition of new members, to support new work

Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM)

o New NASA project in pre-formulation
o Approved to execute early start activities to support HiCAM formulation

Current Opportunity:

o NASA, on behalf of the ACC Executive Steering Committee (ESC), is requesting information from organizations interested in

becoming a member of the ACC

o ACC membership is limited to United States (U.S.) industry, including not-for-profit institutions, and U.S. universities/colleges

Information requested:

o One (1) page summary that includes an organizational overview, anticipated contribution to the ACC to address HiCAM objectives,

and willingness to accept the terms and conditions of the AoC as written.

o Capabilities statement detailing qualifications, bullet format, limited to three (3) pages, organized by and addressing five topic areas:

Design and manufacture of composites for aerospace
Ability to engage in cost sharing (50/50)
Certification experience for aircraft

Focus technology experience: material development and qualification,
progressive damage modeling, bonding, manufacturing tooling,

Partnership experience in PPPs or similar

Hi-Rate Composite Aircraft Manufacturing (HiCAM)

Game-changing manufacturing/delivery rate needed to meet single aisle demand

Goal: enable 46X manufacturing rate increase for composite

airframe structures (~15 ~100/month)

Shift from focus on weight to balance rate, cost, & weight

Demonstrate high-rate manufacturing concepts at full scale

(TRL/MRL 3+ 6 at close)
Evolving SoA thermosets
Resin Transfer Molding
Materials, processes, and architectures

Demonstrate model-based engineering tools

for efficient design, development, and certification

Partner with Industry & FAA for realistic requirements

Leverage industry expertise and efforts
Partnership model similar to Advanced Composites Project

Current SoA

Future State






Rapid prototype and evaluation of manufacturing concepts, down-select at
smaller scale, agile development to mature concepts at larger scale

HiCAM Technical Content and Approach

System-Level Requirements Definition

System level rate measures
Capstone test articles
Down-select criteria

Concept Screening and Trades
Multiple approaches to consider

(rapid build, cure, assembly)

Leverage recent advances
Develop system-level concepts

for potential benefit

Select concepts, develop with

building block approach

Model Based Engineering Tools

Reduce physical testing
Accelerate concept maturation
Optimize design and

manufacturing parameters
Assess and accept defects

Rapid prototype and evaluation of manufacturing concepts, down-select
at smaller scale, agile development to mature concepts at larger scale

HiCAM Project Overview

Goal: Demonstrate manufacturing approaches and associated
technologies for large composite primary airframe structures that
enable a 4-6x production rate increase without cost or weight
penalty for composite structures versus 2020 best in class for
early 2030s entry into service (EIS) single-aisle aircraft

Potential Milestones

Down-select Concepts
for Full-Scale

Investment Approach

Select Concepts
to Evaluate

Technology Demos

Airframe Component Demo
Complete (TRL/MRL 6)

Budget Request, FY21 ($M)

Proposed Acquisition Strategy

Public Private Partnership (PPP)
o Focused, applied R&D
o Multi-party teams with integrated tasks
o 50/50 cost share

Approved to leverage the Advanced

Composites Consortium (ACC) as appropriate,
including the potential addition of new members




Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) Information

ACC: Current Membership and Management Structure

Tier 1 Members

Executive Steering Committee (ESC)

Tier 2 Members

Cooperative Research Teams (CRT)

Technical Oversight Committee (TOC)

Executive Steering Committee controls the size and composition of the ACC
Expertise to conduct envisioned work
Reasonable number of Tier I and Tier II Members

ACC Membership Structure

Tier I members:
Members of the Executive Steering Committee (ESC) and Technical Oversight Committee (TOC)
Meet all 5 criteria:

1. Technical expertise in design and manufacture of composites
2. Funding willingness and ability to engage in cost sharing
3. Composites certification experience (vehicles or components) with FAA or DoD
4. Focus technology experience
5. Experience in PPP or similar relevant collaborative partnerships

Tier II members:
Members of the TOC only
Do not meet all 5 criteria of Tier I membership

NOTE: All members have same cost share requirements and similar IP provisions

ACC Work Package and CRT Formation

ACC research topics align with goals of supporting Project(s) :

Previously, ACP : reduce timeline to develop and certify composite structures
Current, HiCAM: 4-6x manufacturing rate for composite primary airframe structure to meet single aisle demand

ACC workshops (govt, industry) held to identify and prioritize potential research topics

Potential impact on Project objectives

Multiple members having interest

Willingness to openly share products (data, IP) with partners on a work activity

Ability to cost share 50/50

Call for Proposals based upon select research topics issued to ACC members

Cooperative Research Teams then formed with Govt and Industry partners defining content, and delegating

responsibilities and cost distribution (mutually negotiated)

Work Activities approved by ESC, with funding approved by NASA and participating CRT members

Upcoming ACC Work Activities based upon ACC planning workshops Summer and Fall, CY20,

Work initiated via cooperative agreements

to support HiCAM formulation

ACC: Cost of Membership

There is no membership fee

Example ACC Work Activity Funding

Industry partners contribute 50/50 on full cost of each Work Activity

Any members participation in a CRT and the level of funding and

work split is negotiated between all members of that CRT (industry
and govt)

Active participation in ACC is required of members (no watchers);
members may participate in few Work Activities if investment is

NASA is managing the ACC and will award Cooperative Agreements

to each member performing work

Consortium management cost is part of NASAs contribution, to be

matched by partners in the full cost of research.

Multi-member teams can reduce cost per member on a Work Activity,

and work products are shared by all team members

Leverage expertise

Leverage funding: NASA cost share, Partner contributions

= 50% NASA cost share
Cash to partner
NASA participation
ACC management

Partner A

Partner B

Partner C

Partner A pays for ~1/6 of the work,
performs 1/3 of the work, & gets
access to all results

NASA cash varies with NASA

participation to maintain 50:50

Cost Sharing Details

Allowable contributions from non-govt partners

Non-cash (in-kind): examples are equipment, facilities, labor, office space, database, materials, tooling, etc.

Acceptance and valuation of in-kind resources established in 3 steps:

1. Accepted by CRT, confirming value to the team
2. Evaluated by TOC
3. Formal review by NASA Procurement

Industry matching contributions cannot be from govt sources or previously counted as cost match

Matching NASA contributions include: cash to non-govt partners, government furnished equipment,

FTE and resources for NASA ACC tasks, consortium management cost

Proposed Project Work Plans must define contributions (monetary or in-kind) before NASA funds

work under a CA

Actual cost-share is tracked. Final invoice payment amount will be adjusted unilaterally by the

Agreement Officer to achieve an overall 50/50 cost share amount, to ensure compliance with the
cost sharing terms.

ACC IP Provisions

Intellectual Property: Basic Structure

NASA Funded

Cooperative Agreements, between NASA and each Member, with Articles of Collaboration attached
Governs rights in inventions and data resulting from Work Activities (NASA funded)
Applies to all subcontracts and lower tier agreements, regardless of tier
General requirements identified by referencing the Articles of Collaboration (AoC)
Addresses large, small and non-profit Consortium Members and/or subcontractors

Small entities can elect to retain title
Allows large entities to petition for an advanced waiver prior to work execution

No NASA Funding or Participation

Articles of Collaboration
Governs rights in inventions and data for Projects (No NASA funding or participation)
Any data/inventions solely developed on a Project are owned by the CRT member(s)

Intellectual Property: Key Terminology

Background Technology:

Technology in existence prior to commencement of any work performed under a Work Activity or Project or Technology

developed independently of performance on a Work Activity or Project

1. Reserved Background Technology (Data)

Must identify to TOC and note restrictions