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Technology Exchange Conference

NASA's Science Crew Operations and Utility Testbed (SCOUT)

The Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) held its first Technology Exchange Conference (TEC), November 14 and 15, at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX. The conference was attended by a total of 324 participants, including government, industry, national laboratories, and academic representatives.

The objective of the conference was to facilitate an open exchange of dialogue between potential NASA partners, and to seek out collaborations on future, innovative technologies. The two-day conference included a series of splinter sessions categorized by the following ESMD Themes: Structures Material and Mechanisms, Propulsion, Extravehicular Activity (EVA), In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU), Dust Mitigation, Avionics, Energy Storage & Power Systems, Thermal Control, Human Systems and Robotics, Software, Environmental Control and Life Support, Supportability, Innovative Partnerships Program and Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Business Model, Constellation University Institutes Project and Space Grant Consortia, and Advanced Communication Systems.

The TEC featured one-on-one sessions, looking to give potential future partners the opportunity to openly exchange new ideas and demonstrate new ground-breaking technologies for making the NASA’s new vision for space exploration a reality.

Presentations that were briefed during the two-day conference are available in PDF format below along with a listing of participants. Photos are available here.

Advanced Communications
> Advanced Communication Systems (3.8 MB PDF )
> NASA's Lunar Communications & Navigation Architecture (5.6 MB PDF )

> Avionics for Exploration (2.3 MB PDF)

Constellation University Institutes Project
> Constellation University Institutes Project (7.5 MB PDF)

Energy Storage & Power Systems
> Energy Storage & Power Systems: Technology Needs and Gaps (1.6 MB PDF)
> Lunar Day video (14 MB AVI)
> Option 6 animation (4.5 MB WMV)
> Shackleton animation (7.7 MB AVI)

Environmental Control Life Support System (ECLSS)
> Environmental Control Life Support System (ECLSS) (2.3 MB PDF)

Extravehicular Activities
> EVA Technology Development Needs (3 MB PDF)

Innovative Partnership Program/Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems
> Commercial Space Development - What's the Next? (5 MB PDF)
> Innovative Partnerships Program (IPP) (7.6 MB PDF)

In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)
> NASA ISRU Development & Incorporation Plans (4.8 MB PDF)

Lunar Dust
> Lunar Regolith Management (980 KB PDF)

> Ares V Overview (2.5 MB PDF)
> Propulsion Government Panel (672 KB PDF)
> Lander Propulsion Overview and Technology Requirements Discussion (2.4 MB PDF)

> Human Systems & Robotics (4.7 MB PDF)

> Constellation Program Software Topics (956 KB PDF)
> Constellation Software and Autonomy Technology Needs (348 KB PDF)

Structures Materials and Mechanisms
> Structures, Materials, and Mechanisms (1.1 MB PDF)

> Supportability Technology Needs (1.8 MB PDF)

Thermal Control
> Thermal Control System for Exploration (1.1 MB PDF)

The Technology Exchange Conference was attended by representatives of the following organizations:

ABSL Space Products
ACENT Laboratories
Ad Astra Rocket Company
Advanced Powder Solutions, Inc
AEgis Technologies
Aeroflex Corporation
Aerospace Academy
Air Force Research Laboratory
Aitech Defense Systems Inc.
Altair Engineering
Amalgam Industries
Andrews Space
ARES Corporation
Argon ST
Ball Aerospace
Battelle Memorial Institute
Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Baylor University
Bigelow Aerospace
Boeing Space Exploration
CAMBR/Univ of Idaho
Cisco Systems, Inc.
ClearValue, Inc.
Configuration Control Crew
Cubic Defense Applications
Cx Lunar Surface Systems Project Office
Draper Laboratory
Energid Technologies
ESC Group
Exploration Architecture Corp (XARC)
Exploration Partners, LLC
GB Tech, Inc.
General Dynamics C4 Systems
GeoControl Systems, Inc.
Harris Corporation
Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corporation
Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc.
ILC Dover, LP
INDUS Corporation
INDUS Corporation
Jacobs Engineering
JAMSS America
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
KA/Oceaneering Space Systems
L3 Communications - Titan Group
Lockheed Martin
Lohfeld Consulting
Lunar Transportation Systems, Inc.
Modern Computational Technologies, Inc.
MRI Technologies
MSFC - Jacobs
Neptec USA
Northrop Grumman Space Technology
Oklahoma State University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Paragon Space Development Corporation
Payload Systems Inc.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
RTI International
S&K Aerospace
Sandia National Laboratories
Sea Green Communications
SEAKR Engineering, Inc
SICSA, University of Houston
Siemens PLM Software
Southwest Research Institute
Space Dynamics Lab
Space Key Components
Stanley Project Management Associates
Stinger Ghaffarian Technolgy
Teledyne Brown Engineering
Texas A&M Center for Space Power
Thin Red Line Aerospace
United Space Alliance (USA)
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Southern Mississippi
University Texas
WASK Engineering