Technology Assessment – The ability to determine the impact of a technology on a system (a vehicle or system of systems, such as air traffic management) and determine if there is a net benefit.
Scenario Based Planning – Planning of airspace items based on a postulated sequence or development of events.
Exploratory Concepts – Concept development to see if a new idea produces a positive benefit on the desired, predetermined performance metrics.
Portfolio Assessment – An evaluation of a portfolio of items, such as technologies, to determine if they could be applied to future concepts, or whether the technology is too immature to determine any benefits.
Strategic Roadmaps – Assisting Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) in the development of technology roadmaps, or plans.