Most of our projects began with at least partial government funding, which has long since dried up. The projects and ideas are still valid, and some of the markets are visible now.
We have a long term approach to R&D. We prioritize the project to focus on, with cost/benefit analysis. Currently, we're applying most of our resources to the space robotic force moment sensor. The market need for it is imminent, with the interest in On-orbit satellite servicing. To motivate our internal development work, in the absence of funding, a virtual boss concept has been implemented for the FMS. A technology development plan lays out the goals. Each month, a brief web based monthly report summarizes progress and lays out plans for the coming month.