This list highlights new innovations developed via SBIR and STTR Phase II contracts that are managed by subject matter experts at Ames Research Center. Included is a brief description of the research and development efforts ending in December of 2010, or ongoing through 2013.
The purpose of the Center Innovation Fund is to stimulate and encourage creativity and innovation within the NASA Centers in addressing the technology needs of NASA and the nation. Funds will be distributed to each NASA Center to support emerging technologies and creative initiatives that leverage Center talent and capabilities.
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program nurtures visionary ideas that could transform future NASA missions with the creation of breakthroughs — radically better or entirely new aerospace concepts. NASA Ames received two Phase 1 NIAC 2012 awards, these include: Super Ball Bot - Structures for Planetary Landing and Exploration Investigator: Adrian Agogino Water Walls: Highly Reliable and Massively Redundant Life Support Architecture Investigator: Michael Flynn