NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation

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CoECI Overview

Active Challenges

Galactic Cosmic Ray (GCR) Protection Challenge
Find a better way to protect humans from the effects of “Galactic Cosmic Rays” (GCR) when traveling outside the Earth’s protective magnetic field.

Balance Mass Challenge
Find a dual purpose for Balance mass that is jettisoned from Mars landers to balance the spacecraft during entry and landing

OpenWARP Challenge
Develop open source software to simulate the physics and device components for Wave Energy Conversion

Astronaut Email Challenge
Integrate the ION DTN BP with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange Server to support the transfer of astronaut email to/from the ISS.

Asteroid Data Hunter Challenge
Develop a significantly improved algorithm to identify asteroids in images from ground-based telescopes. 

EPA Cyanobacteria Predictive Modeling Challenge
Develop a predictive model based on the best available science to forecast the location of Cyano bloom events.

NASA’s Disruption Tolerant Networking Challenge Series 
DTN is an approach to computer network architecture that seeks to address the technical issues in heterogeneous networks that may lack continuous network connectivity.

Page Last Updated: November 14th, 2014
Page Editor: Robert Lewis