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NIAC 2013 Phase I and Phase II Selections
July 19, 2013

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is proud to announce its 2013 awards. NIAC has selected twelve new NIAC Phase I awards and six new Phase II awards. These proposals have been selected based on the potential of their concepts to transform future aerospace missions, enable new capabilities, or significantly alter and improve current approaches.

Each Phase I study will receive approximately $100,000 for one year, and each Phase II study will receive approximately $500,000 for two years. These studies will advance numerous innovative aerospace concepts, and help NASA achieve future goals.

NASA Press Release (Phase I)
NASA Press Release (Phase II)

2013 Phase I Fellows

Principal Investigator Proposal Title Organization City, State, Zip Code
Adams, Rob Pulsed Fission-Fusion (PuFF) Propulsion System NASA Marshall Space Flight Center  NASA  Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
Bradford, John Torpor Inducing Transfer Habitat For Human Stasis To Mars SpaceWorks Engineering, A Division of SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. Atlanta, GA
Hemmati, Hamid Two-Dimensional Planetary Surface Landers NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory  Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Jerred, Nathan Dual-mode Propulsion System Enabling CubeSat Exploration of the Solar System Universities Space Research Association Idaho Falls, ID 83401-6290
Longman, Anthony Growth Adapted Tensegrity Structures - A New Calculus for the Space Economy Anthony P. Longman Camarillo, CA 93012-5247
Moore, Mark Eternal Flight as the Solution for 'X' NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA 23681-2100
Prettyman, Thomas Deep Mapping of Small Solar System Bodies with Galactic Cosmic Ray Secondary Particle Showers Planetary Science Institute Tucson, AZ 85719-2394
Rothschild, Lynn Biomaterials out of thin air: in situ, on-demand printing of advanced biocomposites NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
Rovey, Joshua Plasmonic Force Propulsion Revolutionizes Nano/PicoSatellite Capability University of Missouri, Rolla Rolla, MO 65409-6527
Stoica, Adrian Transformers For Extreme Environments NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Walker, Christopher 10 meter Sub-Orbital Large Balloon Reflector (LBR) University of Arizona Tucson, AZ  85721-0009
Yoo, S.J Ben Low-Mass Planar Photonic Imaging Sensor University of California, Davis Davis, CA 95616-5270

2013 Phase II Fellows

Principal Investigator Proposal Title Organization City, State, Zip Code
Bae, Young Propellant-less Spacecraft Formation-Flying and Maneuvering with Photonic Laser Thrusters Y.K. Bae Corporation Tustin, CA 92780-7709
Hoyt, Robert SpiderFab: Architecture for On-Orbit Construction of Kilometer-Scale Apertures Tethers Unlimited, Inc. Bothell, WA
Saif, Babak A Gravitational Wave Detector Based on an Atom Interferometer NASA GSFC Greenbelt, MD 20771-2400
SunSpiral, Vytas Super Ball Bot - Structures for Planetary Landing and Exploration NASA ARC Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001
Wettergreen, David Nomadic Exploration: Following routes of solar sustenance and temperate climate Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3815
Winglee, Robert Sample Return Systems for Extreme Environments: Phase II University of Washington, Seattle Seattle, WA 98195-1310


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