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Armstrong Receives 10 Center Innovation Fund Project Awards for Fiscal Year 2022

In September 2021, NASA’s Center Innovation Fund (CIF) awarded funding to the following researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California:

  • Aliyah Ali • Development of Three Models for Generating the Electric Arc Needed to Modify a Shock Wave
  • Paul Bean • Magnetic Payload Separation Demonstration (MagSep)
  • Kimberly Bestul • SonicSonde: Instrumentation for a Tethered Atmospheric Sensor Suite System
  • Matthew Boucher • Minimum-Fuel Supersonic Test Trajectories
  • Patrick Chan • All-Optical Method of Determining Liquid Level in Cryogenic Liquid
  • Bruce Cogan • Armstrong Flies on Mars, Titan, and Venus: Developing Innovative Tools and Leveraging Center Expertise to Explore the Universe
  • Todd Jackson • Using Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) to Monitor Water Quality
  • Christopher Kostyk • CLAW: Compact and Longwave Infrared (LWIR)-Augmented Waveguide Augmented Radiometric System (WARS)
  • Jason Lechniak • Prandtl Propeller: Design Process, Verification, and Testing
  • Jeffrey Ouellette • Control of Statically Unstable Systems with Actuator Nonlinearities

Based out of Headquarters, the CIF program is designed to stimulate and encourage creativity and innovation within the NASA Centers in addressing the technology needs of NASA and the nation. Contact Armstrong’s Center Chief Technologist for more information.



Last Updated
Jul 12, 2023
Dede Dinius