NASA Research Announcement: Early Stage Innovations Appendix

NOI Due: June 2, 2017 at 5:00pm ET
Proposal Due: June 30, 2017 at 5:00pm ET

A solicitation, titled “Space Technology Research Grants Program, Early Stage Innovations Appendix” (NNH17ZOA001N-17ESI-B2), has been released as an appendix to the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) umbrella NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Space Technology – Research, Development, Demonstration, and Infusion 2017”
(SpaceTech-REDDI-2017). The solicitation is available by visiting:

This solicitation seeks proposals to develop unique, disruptive, or transformational space technologies currently at low technology readiness levels that have the potential to lead to dramatic improvements at the system level. Specifically, the proposals must address one of the following seven topics:

1 – Advanced Coating Technology for Space Fission Power and Propulsion Systems
2 – Relative Navigation Algorithms and Sensors for Autonomous Maneuvering in Proximity to Small Celestial Bodies
3 – Cross-cutting Technologies for EHF Band Space Applications
4 – Extraction of Water from Hard Extraterrestrial Soils 5 – Predictive Modeling of Thermal Protection Material Thermostructural Behavior
6 – Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamic Modeling of Additive Manufacturing Alloy Processing
7 – Lightweight Multifunctional Lattice Materials for Space Structures