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NIAC 2014 Phase I Selections
June 5, 2014

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program is proud to announce its 2014 awards. NIAC has selected twelve new NIAC Phase I 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 9 months to one year, and each Phase II study will receive approximately $500,000 for approximately two years. These studies will advance numerous innovative aerospace concepts, and help NASA achieve future goals.

NASA Press Release (Phase I)

2014 Phase I Fellows

Principal Investigator Proposal Title Organization City, State, Zip Code
Atchison, Justin Swarm Flyby Gravimetry Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 21218-2680
Boland, Eugene Mars Ecopoiesis Test Bed Techshot, Inc. Greenville, IN 47124-9515
Cash, Webster The Aragoscope: Ultra-High Resolution Optics at Low Cost University of Colorado Boulder, CO 80309-0389
Chen, Bin 3D Photocatalytic Air Processor for Dramatic Reduction of Life Support Mass & Complexity NASA ARC Moffett Field, CA 94035-0000
Hoyt, Robert WRANGLER: Capture and De-Spin of Asteroids and Space Debris Tethers Unlimited Bothel, WA 98011-8808
Matthies, Larry Titan Aerial Daughtercraft NASA JPL Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Miller, Timothy Using the Hottest Particles in the Universe to Probe Icy Solar System Worlds Johns Hopkins University Laurel, MD 20723-6005
Nosanov, Jeffrey PERISCOPE: PERIapsis Subsurface Cave OPtical Explorer NASA JPL Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Oleson, Steven Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken NASA GRC Cleveland, OH 44135-3127
Ono, Masahiro Comet Hitchhiker: Harvesting Kinetic Energy from Small Bodies to Enable Fast and Low-Cost Deep Space Exploration NASA JPL Pasadena, CA 91109-8001
Streetman, Brett Exploration Architecture with Quantum Inertial Gravimetry and In Situ ChipSat Sensors Draper Laboratory Cambridge, MA 02139-3539
Wiegmann, Bruce Heliopause Electrostatic Rapid Transit System (HERTS) NASA MSFC Huntsville, AL 35812-0000


2014 Phase II Fellows

Principal Investigator Proposal Title Organization City, State, Zip Code
Pavone, Marco Spacecraft/Rover Hybrids for the Exploration of Small Solar System Bodies Stanford University Stanford, CA, 94305-4008
Prettyman, Thomas Deep mapping of small solar system bodies with galactic cosmic ray secondary particle showers Planetary Science Institute Tucson, AZ, 85719-2394
Quadrelli, Marco Orbiting Rainbows Phase II 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


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