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.
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|